Thursday, 28 February 2013

Love

LOVE

The Word Love impresses a feeling of strong fondness with some one opposite in sex, is one of it’s brief definition. Love can have many meanings which ultimately makes it impossible to establish it’s universal definition. Love can be a quality of kindness, compassion and can be contrasted with friendship. The Study of Biology divides Love in Three modes i.e., lust, attraction and attachment. Lust is a desire. Attraction determines  what a person finds attractive in his opposite sexual partner. And  attachment involves sharing of Home and other parental duties. However  Psychology understands it differently. It tells love has three different components intimacy, commitment and passion. Intimacy is a form in which people share details about their lives and is usually shown in friendship. Commitment is expectation that this relation is permanent. And last form is sexual attraction which is shown in infatuation.
The Love that People do with their partners has became ordinary nowadays. To a large extend the new generations are responsible for vitiating and ruining its impressional image The love has a rich background but mournful on other hand too.  The love dates back to Hazrat Zulaikha (r.a.) She too fell in Love with Hazrat Yusuf (Joseph) The chapter Yusuf In Holy Quran witnesses. But seducing him didn't gave her anything rather than she got her image down infront of her husband. The people who fell in love must be chaste, in order to enjoy the pleasure of love. When Zulaikha tried to seduce Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) he definitely became an absolute emblem of Chastity and told “I(Yusuf A.s.) seek refuge in Allah” After a long span When Hazrat Yusuf (a.s.) asked Zulaikha that if you will see the beauty of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) who is more beautiful than me. She replied I fell in love with prophet  Muhammad now (spiritually)Who loved the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)no doubt Allah Loves him/her back. This statement gave her youth back as she was not young at the movement. Although Quran does not witnesses this event. This is called the quality of being chaste in love. When Allah himself helped Zulaikha On felling in love with Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). I must impress here a mark that there was no affair of any kind of love between our prophet and zulaikha as Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was not even born in the period of Yusuf And Zulaikha.
The Famous Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet is so mournful. The love of Romeo and Juliet had also contributed towards the History of Love. It is not only a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, it has left lots of ideas and advises for the extraordinary lovers. The Romeo and Juliet who loved each other till the end of their lives became an example and symbol of Love as well. The love cannot be appended with those relations which lasts for days just like in this era Love has became a bauble for people.
The Plot of Layla and Majnun is of great importance and it shines every movement when faithful and true lovers are discussed. The Majnun had only one affair of love in his entire life with Layla. But unfortunately they had a virgin love, they didn’t married or consummated which makes their story of love more interesting for learners or readers. We respect Majnun as his love was a solemn serious. He bacame mad over his partner Layla. And did not had any relation with her that would violate any standard. This is called Love. He didn’t loved her for any desire but loved her soul. Majnun expresses his love in a phrase. I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla   And I kiss this wall and that wall    It’s not Love of the houses that has taken my heart   But of the One who dwells in those houses.”  
Hence Love is a feeling of strong affection with chastity as Famous Layla And Majnun framed it. A  Persian said to his son ‘Qays’ that love has six signs, the phrase is like this “shesh nishane ishq bashad aye pisar, nale zari;ah zari;cheshm tar, Rang zardo;ah sardo;darbadar” which means “Oh, my son the love has six signs, moaning;increase in breath;wet eyes, yellow face;cool breath;and at last one becomes wanderer. This phrase matches the story of Layla Majnun.
Nowadays, the new generation has fully ruined the name of love. Its impression is no more good.  Even if there is anyone who has the quality of being chaste, are considered wrong because every one has left bad task or conception in Love. There is no one left on planet who can repeat any above story as our minds are not prepared to love in the bounds of our religious standards. Love is an eternal affection which if impressed to someone is considered forbidden by some religions. Whatever the way you choose to love it must be chaste and if it is not, than please don’t call it from this name.



The Author is a freelance Columnist.
Mirza Sharafat Hussain Beigh
Sharafat@columnist.com



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