Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad was asked:
Is this Legislated love which it is Sunnah to follow as comes in the Hadith:
“The most beloved clothing to him (ﷺ) was the Qamees“?
Is a person rewarded for this action?
“No doubt, it is necessary for a Muslim to love whatever was beloved to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). As it comes
from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said:
فما أحببت الدباء إلا يومئذٍ
I did not love pumpkin/squash except after that day
[Muslim no. 2041]
That is: when he saw the Prophet (ﷺ) loved pumpkin/squash and was eager for it, Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) loved it and was eager for it. So no doubt a person is rewarded for that and everyone will have that which they intend”.
[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 427]
Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan