Emotional interaction is inevitable. We experience constantly in our daily lives in relation to events and people. But, to what extent should we allow ourselves to affect and get affected?
Islam teaches moderation in everything, aiming to create equilibrium so that one is always at peace with one’s self, the universe, and Allah. It is advised to avoid extreme in negative or positive emotions, as any extreme are destructive if left uncontrolled. For example extreme happiness leads to indulgence in excesses to give a false sense of celebration. While extreme sadness leads to being destructive to one’s self and others (as in committing suicide or causing pain to others).