Some people loving sinners

Q 3: It is well-known that the more a person commits sins, the further they move from Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) and the more they become hated by the people. However, some people commit major sins secretly, and in spite of this people love them. Is Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) allowing them to persist and increase in sinfulness (then will punish them severely later on)? (Part No. 26; Page No. 83) Please advise us and may Allah benefit you!

A: Natural love is one thing and religious love (i.e., loving what Allah loves) is another different thing. The good treatment and cheerfulness that some sinners show in dealing with others may attract the hearts of people to them. It is well-known that love and hatred are divided; a person can be loved for the good qualities they have, but at the same time hated for the bad quality or qualities they have.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.