In the light of the Holy Hadith
MUSLIMS AND BEING MILD-MANNERED
“The believer is friendly, for there is no goodness in one who is neither friendly, nor befriended.” (Ibn Hanbal, II, 400)
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
Faith, worship and good morals are components of a whole in Islam. Our religion Islam teaches us to not only continue worship sincerely but also to have good morals and be one of those people with whom it is easy to get along well. It asks us to establish relations based on good faith, fairness and compassion with particularly our families, neighbours, relatives and friends.
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) is the finest role model for humanity. He (saw) taught us how to be a virtuous servant of Allah and the ways to get along well with people by personally practicing in his life. He (saw) was a mild-tempered, graceful and refined person. He (saw) had good manners, decency, and humility. He (saw) would instil peace and trust in people around him and would not cause any fear or doubt. He (saw) had a heart full of love and compassion for his family and companions. He was patient, tolerant and forgiving in bad times just as in good times. Allah the Almighty (swt) praises this quality of his as follows: “So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you.”
We as Muslims who take the Prophet Muhammad as the role model should take follow the principle to behave sincerely and without expecting anything in return. Let us strive to be loyal, sacrificing, well-intended and truthful. Let us not forget that people who are hypocritical, self-interested, arrogant, and double-faced are not loved and valued both by Allah and other people. There is no place of bad words, rude behaviour, violence, and hatred in a good-tempered Muslim’s life. Let us share joy and sorrow, and abundance and poverty. Let us not restrain our smiling face, nice words, conscientiousness and tolerance from primarily our spouse and children, and all other people.
Jobayer Al Mahmud