“On his way to Allah, a believer's heart is likened to a bird: love is its head, fear and hope are its wings. Hence, when the head and wings are sound, the bird will perfectly fly; if the head is cut, the bird will die and when he loses the wings, he will be inevitably objected to hunting”
We live in an era where emotions seem to rule our daily lives. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. Emotions are part of the bounty given to us by Allah Who says:
"And that it is He Who makes (one) laugh and weep."
This means that Allah has created within humans the ability to laugh and to weep, to rejoice and to brood, as well as the causes for each of these.It’s important to realize that Allah has created us with emotions and they serve a purpose that is ultimately to our benefit.
Imagine how life would be without the capacity to love or to enjoy, or even to become angry or sad. We would be like robots going about our lives without experiencing pleasure or distress.
However it is important to remember that uncontrolled emotions can greatly wear a person out, causing pain and hatred.
From the Islamic perspective, emotions are also a test from Allah. Success in this test means controlling the emotions and channeling them in the direction ordained by Allah.
Since emotions are natural, we are not expected to eliminate them, we can still feel and act upon it within the boundaries set by Allah.