Sunday, January 27, 2008
Kindness In Islam.
These words from the Quran and hadith shows well how Kindness is very highly regarded in Islam.Quran:"Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious; for your Lord knows best who have strayed from His Path, and who are truly guided."Quran 16:125"As for such [of the unbelievers] as do not fight against you on account of [your] faith, and neither drive you forth from your homelands, God does not forbid you to show them kindness and to behave towards them with full equity: for, verily, God loves those who act equitably."Quran 60:8Hadith:"Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind."(Muslims & Bukhari)"Reviling a Muslim is disobedience to God, and fighting with him is infidelity."(Bukhari, Muslim)""The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self."(Bukhari)"Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith." (Muslim)"Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you."(Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi)"You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another."(Muslim)"You have two characters which God likes; gentleness and deliberation." (Muslim)."By Him in whose hand my soul is, you will not enter paradise unless you believe, and you will not truly believe unless you love each other."(Bukhari and Muslim)"…Try to pass your mornings and evenings in a state where your heart is free from all ill-feelings, jealousy and hatred for everyone, and remember that this is my Sunnah, and he who loves my Sunnah will be with me in paradise."(Tirmidhi)"Those in whose hearts is no mercy for others will not attain the mercy of Allah."(Bukhari and Muslim)"Verily, Allah is mild and is fond of mildness, and He gives tothe mild what He does not give to the harsh."(Muslim)"One who lacks kindness of heart lacks all good."(Muslim)"Allah is gentle and loves gentleness in all things."(Bukhari and Muslim)Islam is the religion of kindness. This does not contradict your right to feel angry when Muslims are oppressed, poor, suffering and have a lot of injustices.Kindness does not mean you give away your rights. It is with pride and kindness you obtain your rights. It is more of a fine line people do not like to see you weak or bully. You should remember the great line of the great communicator Roland Reagan " Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall" he said it with no intimidation or begging but with a voice of strength and appealing for what is right. For creating a kind society Islam believes much to have the best of people are the one to serve in the government.