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 morals are components of Islam. Islam teaches the Muslims not only to continue worship sincerely but also to have good morals and be one of those with whom it is easy to befriend. 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 practising his sunnah in personal 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.”
Those of us who take the Prophet Muhammad as the role model should take as a principle to behave sincerely and without expecting anything in return. Let us strive to be loyal, sacrificing, well-intended and truthful. Do not forget that hypocritical, self-interested, arrogant, and double-faced people are not loved and valued either by Allah or other people. There is no place for bad words, rude behaviour, violence, and hatred in a good Muslim’s life. Let us share joy and sorrow, abundance and poverty. Do not restrain your smiling face, nice words, conscientiousness and tolerance primarily from your spouse and children, and then from all other people.
Jobayer Al Mahmud