Friday, July 19, 2002

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Allah is Gentle and He loves gentleness, and rewards for gentleness while He does not reward severity, and does not give for any thing besides it (gentleness).'' [Muslim]

Commentary: Mildness is the opposite of harshness. Allah enjoins softness and dislikes stiffness in human relations. Allah assures of reward for gentle behaviour in society, not for unkindness or anything like that. However, inflexibility is preferred to flexibility when there arises a question of religious matters and the limits set by Allah.

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