Today, you will come to Know Something Important about Mortal and Immortal love that which among the two is useful for us? There is extreme attraction and gravity in each particle of the universe, that is why they attract each other. We should know that Love / Ishq is two types.
1; Mortal and metaphoric love
2; Immortal and True Love
First we will try to understand Mortal Love which is also called metaphoric love. The mortal is the love, which belongs to falling in love and making time with someone except The God and His Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) Like the real story of Laila and Majnu, Shireen and Farhad and Today’s most notorious and nominal love we have with the females, and we claim it to be true.
You might have heard the name of Majnu, who loved Laila Madly. Her love and attachment infiltrated his soul that he was deprived of thinking and consciousness. His mind was afflicted. He couldn’t make sense about himself where he was and what he was doing. Only the love and attachment with Laila had occupied him, and he had become crazy and insane. He writhed for her like the fish out of water writhes to go again into water. He was infatuated for her that caused him to murmuring himself, playing with small stones and ground. Tearing his clothes, he ran towards her dimension. When he was imprisoned, he scratched his flesh, hit himself on the earth and against the wall. And when he was free from all these, he got crazy and ran towards the desert. He was roaming, drawn with wild animals. He felt comfortable while thinking of Laila. And He was satisfied when he missed her. Losing all the things he had, he couldn’t get Laila, and in the end, smelling the grave of Laila, kissing her grave, clinging and yelling, he died.
What did he get for that?
He got nothing except indignity, insult and regret. The mortal and fading beauty is like a Cobra, whose poison infects a man’s soul. It makes whole body poisonous. The fading beauty leads to get crazy for aesthete, lust and selfishness. It’s like the sand in desert which looks water from the distance, but when we get closer and know that there is not water, actually it’s nothing but totally sand. We will get nothing ,but regret upon our efforts.
So, mortal love is nothing, but a bootlessness dream and a disturbing thought. There was a person in a village of Arab country who has fallen in love with his cousin. The love made him Hugger-mugger and haggard. An amulet hanging around his neck, nothing on his body except a small piece of clothes on his private part, a rope tied to his legs and his old mother would run behind him holding a side of that rope. He had become such insane that he snatched his hand to eat.
It was all debt of fading and mortal love that he was unable to think.
He always repeated:
“The love of Majnu, Urwah and Jameel touched me, thus my body feels weak and I had extreme thirst for love.”
You might have seen Lamp or light, you can see many moths haunting around it, they do not realize that they may die due to its heat and warmth, and in the last they sacrifice themselves for that lamp silently.
What is this?
It is nothing but an insanity and craziness bestowed by the God within His creatures. It is an attraction God has put in human being. The comfort and peace comes with love, even if the attachment is with stone, God or with a human.
You must have heard the love story of Shireen and Farhad. He was from Iran and fell in love with the daughter of the King of Iran, Khusroo. She seemed quite beautiful to him. The King wanted to revenge him and gave him a difficult task to do. He said;
“If you cut that mountain and pass a river of milk to the gate of Shireen’s Mansion, I will hand over Shireen to you.” Farhad, who had become mad in love and was deeply into her, did that tough task. After finishing the task, the King sent wrong information through someone that Shireen has died.
Do you know what happened afterwards?
Coming to know that Shireen had died, he killed himself with the same tool, he cut that mountain with and lost himself in mortal love, and nothing he got except losing his precious soul.
You must have seen many of the people failed in love roaming on the streets and roads.
Who among you had ever fallen in love with any woman? It’s The Metaphoric And mortal love which doesn’t last for long. It has differences and faults and gets complicated soon. Its weaving always gets broken. The disagreements and diversities do appear. When a person falls in love with someone, his mind gets afflicted,that attracts him steadily. He forgets all of his responsibilities, goals, dreams, future, family rather his friends. Rather, he forgets that who he is? Because, someone has kept his mind. He has become servant of someone’s beauty. He loses his own identity.
And some of them become mentally ill. It becomes very hard for them to accept that they were denied in love. Some of them are compelled to commit suicide, when their heart gets broken and they find no way that they can get married or that they can’t quench their thirst.
Which soul do they waste?
The soul ,which is the most precious asset of human beings. Without soul, a man is nothing. For the one (girl),he loses his energy and destroys himself, wastes time, gets lost and puts all the things those become useless, when at last, the girl rejects him.
Now, let’s understand the second type of Immortal/True Love. This one belongs to the God and His messenger. One can never meet loss in this love. And at each moment ,the man raises to a height. A man gets raptured in the love of Allah and his messenger and dipped in it. Someone asked The great Sufi Abdul Qadir Jeelani what is Love? He replied:
“It is the fire within the hearts which burns all the things except the beloved.”
It is the love which elevated those who took care of sheep, goats and camels; the companions of the prophet to the sky-high.
It made some of them Governors.
Some of them judges,
Some of them Commanders,
Some of them generals,
Some of servants,masters,
Some of them Experts in Hadith,
Some of them Experts in jurisprudence,
And some of them Caliphs.
They parched themselves in the love with Allah and his Messenger to the extent that they became the noblest men on this planet and rather they left the angels behind in love and devotion.
Someone said truly:
What was the matter they didn’t fear Roman and Persian Empire?
Some of those who took care of Camels,
those who couldn’t differentiate salt and camphor,
They became able to change the world
What Igniting love and pain Jesus had (for God)in his tongue that his miraculous words made the dead ones alive and sit on the earth for some while. When there is true love within hearts for God, fragrance can be smelled through spoken words. The Prophet Muhammad PBUH Said:
“No one can be the perfect believer if I’m not beloved to him more than his father, children, his soul and other things.” (Al Bukhari)
Hence, his companions loved him more than their souls. It was the love for the prophet that made them sacrifice all their things . They did it practically by sacrificing their lives and all of their assets.
Which ignition they had within them?
Which clay were they created from?
How profound belief and love they have developed that they followed each the order of the prophet before speaking and became the example for years to come till the last day. They left Laila and Majnu, Shireen and Farhad behind them.
If it wasn’t true love, then what was it?
To undertake pains and migrate for the beloved doesn’t seem easy.
How pure and lighting were their hearts, once they kept loving the prophet and placed him within their hearts, they remained his servants till their last breath, they couldn’t let that love loose and fade up. This is the true love with Allah and his messenger. We can also love Allah and his Messenger truly and for that, all we need to do is to remember Allah and his prophet. There should be ignition, uneasiness and pain within our hearts,and our lives must be according to the prophet’s life. To keep Allah pleased, should be our aim . We have to love Allah and his prophet more than our parents and assets. This is what called True Love.
In short, Fading love doesn’t last for long. Its rope starts loosening. It has no peace. While true love with Allah and His Messenger elevates the person to zenith. The taste and joy increase. It has no fear of break up and loss. Every human being should extremely love Allah and His Messenger , which is useful for both ,this world and hereafter.
I have tried my best to define True and False love. The people are confused that which love is useful and immortal for them. They must know about mortal ans immortal love.