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The Messenger of Allah said:

أَحْبِبْ حَبِيبَكَ هَوْناً مَا

Love your loved ones moderately,

عَسَى اَنْ يَكُونَ بَغِيضَكَ يوماً مَا

as one day he may become someone you hate!

وَ اَبْغِضْ بَغِيضَكَ هَوْناً مَا

And hate the one you hate moderately,

عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونَ حَبِيبَكَ يَوماً مَا

as one day he may become someone you love!

Found in at-Tirmithee on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah t.
It is saheeh as Shaykh ‘Alee al-Halabee shows in “Forty Hadeeth on the Islamic Personality” (#3).

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Abu al-Aswad al-Du’ali, the grammarian who said:

و أحبب إذا ما أحببت حبّاً مقارباً *** فإنك لا تدري: متى أنت نازع
When you love, love with a love that draws you close
For you do not know: when will you depart?

و أبغض إذا أبغضت غير مجانب *** فإنك لا تدري متى أنت راجع
And when you hate, hate without turning away
For you do not know when you will return

و كن معدناً للحلم و الصْفح عن الأذى *** فإنك راءٍ ما عملت و سامع
Be a source of perseverance and forgive the harm
For you will soon see and hear what you worked

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