Quran on God's Love
Quran, Chapter 3, Verses 31 and 32:
“Say: if you love God, then follow me, God will love you and forgive you your faults, and God is forgiving, merciful”
As mentioned in above two verses, the first step is to follow the path that has been shown to us by god’s messenger. This is the most beautiful picture that one can demonstrate as a mutual love. If you do love your God, you are therefore prompted to follow the path that has been shown to you and prepare yourself to receive his love. But it is also stated that the people who do not follow the right path are not to be loved by God.
This may need a little bit more clarification on the definition of right path and people who are to be loved by God. Perhaps the most distinguished characteristic for these people which has been mentioned in 5 verses of Quran (2:195, 3:134, 3:148, 5:13 and 5:93) is to do good to others. Doing good could be helping poor people, supporting orphans or even respecting one’s parents which have been also mentioned in various verses of Quran.
Others, based on Quran, are people who:
guard themselves against sin (3:76, 9:4, 9:7)
On the other hand, God does not love the person who is:
an unbeliever (3:32, 30:45)