June 14, 2012 § 3 Comments
Despite many claims from the non-Muslims, Islam do not condone acts of cruelty and unfairness. Islam urges all of us to be kind, gentle and full of compassion in our daily lives, in our speeches and actions. In any manner, a Muslim is always expected to have a soft and peace-loving heart while always wishing good to all humanity. To do otherwise, is a contradiction to what Islam is all about.
“If you are not able to assist them, at least speak to them in a kind manner.” – [Qur’an 17:28]
“And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [Allah]” – [Qur’an 20:44]
The Prophet SAW, the Companions, ‘ulama (scholars) have never been known to speak ill of anyone, let alone wishing harm befalls someone, even the enemies of Islam. They had always practiced the strength of making du’a, for Allah SWT to offer His Mercy, Grace and Blessings.
The Prophet SAW, on his return from At-Ta’if, where he was thrown with stones and extremely exhausted by the long tiring journey. Allah SWT had sent him Gabriel, accompanying the Angel of mountains who greeted him and said, “O Muhammad, Allah Almighty has heard what your people has said to you and sent me to order me to do whatever you want, if you want me to turn the two mountains (surrounding Mecca) upside down on them, I will do it.”
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “No, I hope that Allah SWT will bring from their descendants people who will worship Allah alone without associating partners with Him.”
[Sahih Bukhari, Book 54, Number 454]
Such was a fine example being shown to us on how to deal with adversities and harm caused by the enemies. The compassion and kindness of Islam needs to be shown. It is no longer sufficient for us to say that “Islam Is Great”. Rather, it has to be shown by our actions (and reactions) when dealing with people. And at the same time, make du’a for Allah SWT to guide them to the right path, the path of Islam.
An Islamic scholar once said “A Muslim cannot rejoice at the suffering of others. He should be reminded of one of the eminent Companions of the Prophet who cried to see those who were defeated by Muslims; when asked why is he crying, he said, “This fate has befallen them because of their disobedience; it could befall us too, if we do the same!”
Be Nice, Gentle and full of Compassion. Show that Islam Is Great.
June 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Reminders from the Qur’an on the tongue, the most potent component of our physical body. Too many regrets have happened due to just a minor slip of the tongue. And some of them are irreparable as the damage has already been done. InsyaAllah, we shall all be guided.
- Speak the Truth – Al Qur’an 3:17
- Speak Straight – Al Qur’an 33:70
- Speak Justice – Al Qur’an 6:152
- Speak Kindly – Al Qur’an 2:83
- Speak Politely – Al Qur’an 17:53
- Speak Fairly – Al Qur’an 17:28
- Speak Gently – Al Qur’an 20:44
- Speak Graciously – Al Qur’an 17:23
- Speak Not in Vain – Al Qur’an 23:3
- Speak No Lie – Al Qur’an 22:30
Feel free to add more and make your comments. Much appreciated if you could rate this post as well. Jazakumullah.
June 7, 2012 § 10 Comments
From my previous article on Grooming the Young: Firm, Gentle & Compassion, there was a comment that highlighted the article to its core. The comment was by Arabian Roses who blogs at Arabian Roses’ Whispers. And she writes beautifully. And here’s her comment in its full glory:
[I recommend that people must learn by heart the following ahadith to learn how to deal with kids gracefully .
“He (the Prophet (saws)) was praying. When he performed sajdah, Hasan and Hussein jumped onto his back. When the people tried to stop them, he gestured them to leave the two alone. After offering his prayer, he placed them in his lap and said, ‘Whoever loves me should love these two.’” (Reported by Ibn Khuzaimah and Baihaqi)
“The Messenger of Allah (saws) was praying and he was carrying Umama the daughter of Zainab, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, and she was the daughter of ‘As ibn Rabi’a ibn Abdu-Shams. When he prostrated, he put her down, and when he stood, he carried her (on his neck).” (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)
“The Prophet (saws) said: ‘When I stand for prayer, I intend to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut it short, as I dislike to trouble the child’s mother.’” (Reported by Bukhari)]
Thank you Arabian Roses for the lovely comment, and more please.