Do Not Be Obsessive in Love & Hate

“Do not let your love be obsessive
and do not let your hatred be destructive.
When you love, do not go to a level of obsession
as a child does with the thing he loves;
and when you hate, do not hate in such a way
that you want your opponent to be destroyed and doomed.”

Umar Ibn al-Khattab r.a.
Narrated by Abd ar-Razzaaq in al-Musannaf, 20

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