Love and Good Acts (Itai'ba) are two different Things ! Sahih Bukhari

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Imam Bukhari on Aqida & Self Purification (Al-Hidayah Camp) Speech: N-150 Even a drinker's love is acknowledged One should understand that love is an act (or state) of heart. There can be good deeds that are without love, and there can be love without good deeds. Ibn-e-Taymiya has quoted the following Hadith very often in his discussions on Iman (i.e. faith). The Hadith shows that the love is deeply rooted in heart; it cannot be measured from one's outward acts only: Hazrat Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA) narrated: During the lifetime of the Prophet there was a man called 'Abdullah ... he used to make Allah's Apostle laugh. The Prophet lashed him because of drinking (alcohol). And one-day he was brought to the Prophet on the same charge and was lashed. On that, a man among the people said, "O Allah, curse him! How frequently he has been brought (to the Prophet on such a charge)!" The Prophet said, "Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle." (Bukhari Vol. 8, Book 81, No. 771) The Prophet (SAW) confirmed that a weakness doesn't deny love Read the above Hadith again and again! It clearly rejects the theory of "love is same as doing good acts". The only good act of that person mentioned here was that "he used to make Allah's Apostle laugh". It shows that he used to care for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and tried to relax Him through his jocks. No other good act of him is mentioned. On the other hand he was quite habitual of drinking alcohol and received punishment for several times. Even on this, when someone tried to curse him, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) responded: "Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle." This shows that love was a state of his heart, which he expressed through his attempts to please the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) through his jocks. His lack of doing good acts or his personal weakness (i.e. drinking alcohol), does not prove his lack of love for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Courtesy : Sami Zafar Naushahi