The beginning of love. This love can arise suddenly, but is transient, not yet firm in the heart.
2. الْعَلاقَةُ (‘alaqah) = Attachment
Love that becomes attached to the heart, and loses the transitory property ofhawa.
3. الْكَلَفُ (kalaf) = Infatuation
Love that begins to intensify and have a physical affect on the lover.
4. الْعِشْقُ (‘ishq) = Desire
Love that engulfs the heart of the lover entirely, and takes it as its residence, such that love and the heart in which it resides become intimately familiar with one-another. This love blinds the lover to any faults in the beloved.