Question: Is it permissible for a woman to say to a [Muslim] man “Indeed, I love you for the Sake of Allaah”?
Response: No, she mustn’t open this door!
Her love is in her heart, [and] she loves every believing man and woman, and every Muslim man and woman.
However, she mustn’t open this door for someone specific, because he will be tempted and will continue to speak to her and exchange statements of love [for the Sake of Allaah] and that which is similar to it, and thereby they would fall into that which is prohibited, [so] no!
Translation originally published on 23 April, 2007