Sign of Allah's love for His slave
56) Narrated Abu Huraira that Allah' s Messenger said: When Allah loves a person, He calls Jibrael and says (to him): I love so-and-so, therefore you should also love him. The Prophet added: So, Jibrael begins to love him. Then he makes an announcement in the heaven saying: Allah loves so-andso, therefore you should also love him. Then the inhabitants of heaven (the angels) would love him. He added: Thus acceptance is established for him on earth (i.e. that person becomes popular among the people). When Allah dislikes any slave He calls Jibrael and says to him: I hate so-and-so, therefore you should also hate him. Then he calls out to the inhabitants of heaven: AIHl.h hates so-and-so, therefore you should also hate him. Thus hatred is established for him on earth (i.e., then hatred prevails against him among the people).
(This Haditb is sound and reported by Muslim and Tirmidhi).