Ayesha (RA) reports from Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) that Allah (Azza wa Jalla) is compassionate and loves kindheartedness and leniency in everything we do. (Ibn Majah)
This hadith is indeed an eye-opener for all of us. We should endeavor to adopt a gentle approach in all the things we do. Generally a harsh approach creates more problems and confusion.
Allah (Ta’ala) guided Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying :
“Resist (the harassment and insults of your enemies) with that which is best (by being kind and compassionate), then (you will observe) the One between yourself and them, i.e. the enemy/ies, will instantly become like your bosom friend”. (Hãm-Meem : 34)
The life of our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) exemplifies the core essentials and teachings of an extremely kind personality with an even kinder and softer nature. He won the hearts of the disbelievers by his superb character and other blessed (mubarak) qualities such as kindheartedness, sound mannerism, exemplary conduct and many other sterling qualities.
This is probably the finest recipe for our daily chores. The simple lives of the greatest icons of Islam --- the illustrious Sababa (RA) --- were a glaring example of the excellent conduct displayed under the tutorship of the Master himself, Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Darul Ihsan Centre