5 Languages of Love You Can Use This Ramadan

With the first week of Ramadan over, I can’t help but notice how much of our Ramadan is shaped by sharing our love of the month with other Muslims.

Family members are cooking extravagant meals for one another, we’re spending quality time with loved ones at 3 AM, and salams are exchanged on every corner!

There is no greater love than the love for the sake of Allah. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) explains to us that among those who will be shaded under the throne of Allah on the Day of Judgement are those who love each other for the sake of Allah. There are ways to keep the love alive beyond this blessed month, so let’s talk about them!

Dr. Gary Chapman revolutionized the idea of love and relationships with his book “The Five Love Languages.” (a highly recommended read).

The basis of the book is that individuals give and receive love very differently and to fortify any relationship, you have to understand how you and how the other receives love. Do you/the other feel most loved when you hear reassuring words? Or when someone helps you do something you hate?

The idea breaks down love so easily and if we can understand it, we can invest into all our relationships and feel more fulfilled/less lonely.

Today, I take on the task of highlighting each love language from the perspective of Islam.

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About Hana Alasry
Hana Alasry is a Yemeni American Muslim community organizer and activist working most heavily with MAS Youth. Her work focuses heavily on Muslim youth development, Islamic tarbiya and the Yemen crisis. She is currently in PA school studying medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy.