The beauty of politeness.

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Bismihi Ta`ala

*THE BEAUTY OF POLITENESS.**Allah Ta`ala remind the beloved prophet Muhammad Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam in the holy Qur-aan that his character is important to attract others towards Islam. Should the prophet be harsh and  vulgar, then people would have distanced themselves from him and Islam.*

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنْتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانْفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ [آل عمران : 159]

 ‘’*So O Prophet(Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam), it is through mercy from Allah that you are gentle to them. Had you been rough and hard-hearted, they would have dispersed from around you. So pardon them, and seek forgiveness for them. Consult them in the matter of deen, and once you have taken a decision, place your trust in Allah. Surely Allah loves those who put their trusts in Him.’’(Surah 3: 159*)  *Good character, soft hearted, forgiveness and sit with those who faulted you are the charisma of leadership. Should any leader adopt other than these characters, then he will accumulate opposition and sooner or later he will be ejected from his post. The Qur-aan has talked. There is no change to that.**The beloved prophet SAW told hazrat Aisha r.a.: When politeness enter someone then it will decorate it. And when politeness leave someone then it make it unattractive.(Muslim)* عَنْ عَائِشَةَ زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَعَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ الرِّفْقَ لَا يَكُونُ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلَّا زَانَهُ وَلَا يُنْزَعُ مِنْ شَيْءٍ إِلَّا شَانَهُ مسلم*Reported in Musnad Ahmad that Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam guaranteed saviour from hell fire to all muslims who are simple, soft natured, easy to approach and down to earth in proximity to the public.*مسند أحمد ط الرسالة – ()حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ دَاوُدَ الْهَاشِمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدٌ يَعْنِي ابْنَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْجُمَحِيَّ، عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ عُقْبَةَ، عَنْ الْأَوْدِيِّ، (3) عَنِ ابْنِ مَسْعُودٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: ” حُرِّمَ عَلَى النَّاركُلُّ هَيِّنٍ لَيِّنٍ سَهْلٍ قَرِيبٍ مِنَ النَّاسِ
 *On the other hand, Rasoullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam warned that hell fire dwellers can be identified between us as those who are ‘’being pugnacious (always ready to argue), proudly imposing with denial of others and especially the truth and looking down upon others.’’(Bukhari)*صحيح البخاري – ()حدثنا محمد بن كثير أخبرنا سفيان حدثنا معبد بن خالد القيسي عن حارثة بن وهب الخزاعيعن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال ألا أخبركم بأهل الجنة كل ضعيف متضاعف لو أقسم على الله لأبره ألا أخبركم بأهل النار كل عتل جواظ مستكبر

 *So the choice is yours. Whichever character you choose will drive you to the respective destination!*

Mufti Mackoojee

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