Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

As a young child, I would often hear my respected father utter the proverb:


Love itself is sufficient to teach the lover the etiquette and conduct of love.

Although I was too young at the time to truly understand what this proverb meant, I still memorized it. Now that I have advanced in age, this proverb often comes to mind and I recite it with great enjoyment and pleasure. Remember my beloved brothers! Love is a very great quality which is not guided by rules and principles. When a person possesses true love, his actions reveal it and people naturally perceive it even though he does not make a verbal expression of it. O ‘Ulama! You are aware of the great love that Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a wealthy and successful merchant. His excessive love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) caused him to sacrifice all his wealth for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/65)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za