We have written this book on love because love has a significant role in the morals of Paradise. Those believers who possess faith and want to enter Paradise and to reside there forever with all the prophets, the affirmers of truth, and the righteous must, while they are in this world, learn to love others and acquire characteristics that are loved by others. One of Paradise's greatest beauties is the infinite friendship between those people who love each other and possess beautiful morals.
The path to Paradise is to love Allah completely and to become a person whom Allah loves very much. Such people fear (and respect) Allah (Surat at-Tawba, 4; Surah Al 'Imran, 76), purify themselves (Surat at-Tawba, 108; Surat al-Baqara, 222), are even-handed (Surat al-Hujurat, 9) and steadfast (Surah Al 'Imran, 146), are good-doers (Surat al-Baqara, 195), turn from wrong-doing (Surat al-Baqara, 222), and put their trust in Him (Surah Al 'Imran, 159).
Allah is the protector of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness and into the light. But those who do not believe have false deities as protectors. They take them from the light into the darkness. Those are the Companions of the Fire, remaining in it timelessly, forever.
(Surat al-Baqara, 257)
The supplication for love mentioned by our Prophet (saas) is a significant example of understanding the love felt for Allah and the believers:
The Prophet said: "One of the supplications of the Prophet David (as) was: 'Allah, I beg of You Your love, the love of those who love You, and such conduct as should lead me to Your love. Allah, make Your love dearer to me than my soul and my family, and dearer than cold water.'" (At-Tirmidhi)