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Saturday, July 28, 2007

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

[Shaykh Aaid Al-Qarni]

Muhammad said that Everything that has gentleness within it is beautified, and whatever lacks it is spoiled.
When you meet someone, giving them a bright smile and a kind word, you are displaying a characteristic of the truly successful man, a characteristic that even a bee exhibits.

When a bee lands on a flower (doing so for a practical purpose) it does not destroy it, because Allah rewards gentleness with that which He does give for harshness.

There are certain people whose personalities are like magnets, attracting everyone who is nearby, simply because they are loved for their gentle talk, their good manners, and their noble deeds.

Winning the friendship of others is an art that is mastered by those that are noble and pious; a circle of people constantly surrounds them. Their mere presence in a gathering is a blessing, and when they are absent they are missed and asked about.

These people have a code of conduct entitled:
"Repel [evil] with one which is better, then verily! He, between whom and you there was enmity, [will become] as though he was a close friend."
[Surah Fussilat – Ayah 34.]

They suck out malice from others with their sincerity, forgiveness, and gentleness. They forget evil that was enacted upon them and preserve the memory of kindnesses received.
Biting, harsh words may be aimed at them, but such words pass by their ears without entering and continue on their path without ever returning. They are in a state of calmness.
People in general, and Muslims in particular, are safe from suffering any harm at their hands.

The Prophet said:

'The Muslim is the person whose tongue and hand do not harm others. And the Believer is he whom others trust, about their blood and wealth.'

He further said:

'Verily, Allah ordered me to keep relations with those that cut me off; to forgive the one who does an injustice with me, and to give to those who withhold from me.

Allah Ta'ala has said:

"Those who repress anger, and who pardon men: verily, Allah loves the good-doers."
[Surah Al-Imran – Ayah 34.]

Give to such people glad tidings of a reward close at hand in terms of peace and tranquility. Also give glad tidings to them of a great reward in the Hereafter, of gardens and rivers, wherein they will be in close proximity to their forgiving Lord.

"In a seat of truth [Paradise], near the omnipotent King [Allah]."
[Surah Al-Qamar – Ayah 55.]

'Alahumma infa`ni bima `allamtani wa `allamni ma yanfa`uni!

OH ALLAH! Make useful for me what You taught me
and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me!

How perfect You are O Allah, and I praise You. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

'Our Lord, give us good in this world, and good in the hereafter, and safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.' (Qur'an, 2:200-201)

(AAMEEN)

With kind and humble regards,
Your sister-in-Islam
Umme Safoora

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