GENTLENESS BREEDS GOODNESS
عَنْ جَرِيرٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَنْ يُحْرَمْ الرِّفْقَ يُحْرَمْ الْخَيْرَ
Jarir RA reported from Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ): “He who is deprived of tenderly feelings (gentleness) is in fact deprived of good.”
Narrated in Sahih Muslim, No. 2592
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com
- Gentleness is a praiseworthy quality.
- A person who is far from gentleness, is far from goodness.
- Being a person of gentleness and compassion will garner a person all kinds of goodness, such as grace and faith, good health, good fortune, and protection from calamity.
- Allah consistently reminds us to behave with gentleness and not harshness. Allah says:
فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنْتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لانْفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ
It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them; and had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have scattered from around you. So excuse them, and plead for forgiveness for them, and consult them in the affairs, and once you are resolved, put your trust in Allah. Indeed Allah loves those who trust in Him. (Chapter Ali Imran, verse 159)
Translation adapted from al-quran.info
Do not let ourselves be shunned from all goodness by not having a gentle and compassionate character.
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