Sufism is about loving the Beloved (God). Not that love tainted by hollywood branding, but a deeper, freer, purer and all encompassing, kind of unconditional love, which wherever it flows brings about LIFE.
The love of a mother to a child, a person to the spouse, a sibling to a sibling are all forms along for the large scale of love. It is the one emotion that elevates the heart, enables us to perform small miracles everyday in the name of love. It is that which nourishes the soul, and make LIFE alive.
It is the essential emotion that reminds of our origin, the Divine part of us, a love that belongs to the soul. All other forms are practice steps igniting our hearts with passion to each other and what lies beyond, God's Grace! That"s actually all we need to reach God, open hearts.