Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, hopefully, this article would benefit us....
The title is actually title of a book, written by Harun Yahya. You can get this book via mr google, just type the title, and yeah, InsyaAllah you would find the website. Some quotes from the book would be included.
What is Romanticism???
What comes to your mind while spelling out the word. People might have define it in different ways, but what is romanticism according to Islam? Literary criticism? Yeah, actually it is, this book pointing on something else. So, it must be something to do with romance, love, couple. Part of it, but, it does not limited to the love between man and woman, there are other love which regard as romanticism. But, we would like to discuss it later.
"In societies where the practise of religion has lapsed, it is often the case that what is true comes to be regarded as false, and, conversely, what is false is regarded as true."
Harun Yahya defined romanticism as follows:
There is subtle danger that leads people away from religion, prevents them from submitting to God as their Lord, and ultimately, brings numerous other forms of trouble and distress upon them. This danger is romanticism, which leads people to live, not according to their reason, but according to the their emotions; that is, according to their desires, hatreds, their susceptibility to temptations and their whims.
Sentimentalism, or in other words, romantic longing, makes itself known most often under the guise of "love".
Sentimentality has become part of cultural ignorance that has now brought millions of people throughout the world under its influence.
Movies, magazines, books, novels, songs, both printed and non-printed materials, they are main contributors to the variety of love story nowadays. They are defining love in different ways but still they share same characteristics, everything is right when it comes to love. Bravo. We find that we cannot avoid from it, it has becoming part of our lives. Why bother to run from it?
Is that what you are going to answer when you meet Allah?
"Love is indeed a wonderful emotion, accorded to humanity by God, but it is important to distinguish whether it is real, who it is directed to, what sentiments it is founded on."
"Our inner-self always urging us to do wrong, with Satan instigating us to commit even greater wrongs."
Have you seen him who takes his whims and desires to be his god-whom God has misguided knowingly, sealing up his hearing and his heart and placing a blindfold over his eyes? Who then will guide him after God? So will you not pay heed? (Quran, 45:23)
Allah grants us with aql, which make us special from other creatures. Use it wisely. He brings us into existence for reason, we have mission to be accomplished in this earth. He has chosen us to be a Muslim, sebaik-baik umat. Be thankful to Him.