The Beloved (pbuh) and gentleness

February 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate

All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messengers

The Prophet (pbuh) said:

“The heaviest thing that will be placed in the balance of the servant (of Allah) on the Day of Judgment will be good behavior. And Allah hates the obscene person and the person who uses bad language”

(Tirmidhi)

Salaam alaikm

Gentle Speech

The Prophet (pbuh) sustained the most damage and injury during the Battle of Uhud. The blood was pouring from his face, and the Companions (ra) beseeched him to curse those who were fighting them so that God would punish them. Instead, he wiped the blood off his face saying:

I was not sent a curser. I was sent as a summoner and a mercy. O Lord! Forgive my, people as they do not know.”

(agreed upon)

Even in the most difficult of situations, when anyone would regard it as justified to say something to express rage or pain against those doing harm, the Prophet (pbuh) prayed for them. The Prophet (pbuh) always spoke gently, and if he had nothing of benefit to say, he would stay silent, as Al-Hasan (ra) narrated that “He would speak of nothing unless he hoped a reward from God for it“. Thus, if we do not have anything good or beneficial to say, then it is best that we keep silent, in order to avoid greater harms that we may not even be aware of. Our Beloved (pbuh) said:

Whoever believes in Allah and the last day should speak good or keep silent.”

– Bukhari and Muslim

We should never underestimate the weight of the things we say, because our words will weigh heavily in our scales on the Day of Judgment.

Simple Sunna

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (ra) narrated, “When the Messenger of God (pbuh) put on a new garment, he would in happiness mention that garment’s name. For example, ‘Allah Ta’aala gave me this qamis, ‘amaamah (turban) sheet, etc” Then recited this du’aa:

‘Allahumma lakal hamdu kama kasauw- tanihi, as-aluka khayrahu wa-khayra ma-suni’a lahu wa-a’u- dhu bika min sharrihi wa-sharri ma-suni’a lahu’.

Translation

“Oh Allah, all praise and thanks to You for clothing me with this (garment). I ask You for the good of it and the good of what it was made for, and I ask Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it was made for.”

May Allah enable us to be gentle and wise with our speech, and may our words be a means of us gaining His pleasure and not a means of gaining His displeasure. Ameen.

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