Pedestal of Imam Hussein's head. Ummayad mosque, Damascus,Syria.
You cant love Allah without loving what Allah loves. You can't love the beloved without loving what the beloved loves.
You love the one who loves the beloved.
The Prophet (SAW) grandson was beheaded and the head was on pedestal for display to public.
How can we Muslim claim to love the beloved while ignoring or forgetting this fact.
We are paying attention to the little things and forgetting the bigger picture. We bore hatred because some prefers to prostrate on the earth while the rest prefers on a carpet. We're expecting a uniformity in unity, whereas we forgot that we were born differently.
On the 10th of Muharram (ashura) where there is a community busying themselves making porridge, another community is weeping, mourning, but were blamed for doing it.
Can you blame someone who are in love for not eating or sleeping?
Nevertheless if you are trying to attain love by not eating or sleeping then you are out of your mind.
If you think by whipping your body will enable you to feel the love from deep down in the soul then you are asking your ears to hear colors and eyes for the sight of sound.
Love sits peacefully in the heart, not frantically running in the mind. You are irrational if you are trying to rationalize love.
Peace be upon him and his family.