KINDNESS IN ISLAM
Kindness – a simple, yet powerful word. In Islam, kindness is a very important part of the expression of the Islamic faith. One of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was, “Believers, in their love, mercy, and kindness to one another are like a body: if any part of them is sick, the whole body shares in insomnia and fever.” Muslims teach Muslims to be kind to all of God’s creation, including their parents, relatives, neighbors, animals and nature.
Kindness and respect for parents are emphasized throughout the Quran..'” Islam offers the highest level of respect for mothers. In another hadith (mentioning the Prophet), it says that a man came to the Prophet Muhammad and asked him, “O Messenger of Allah! Who has the right to be treated with the best friendship for me?” The Prophet said, “your mother” three times before, “your father.”
Muslims strive to be like the Prophet Muhammad and follow his example. Many examples show the Prophet Muhammad’s compassion for children, especially orphans. The Prophet Muhammad said, “Whoever does not show mercy to our children is not ours.” He added, “Me and the person who takes care of the orphan and feeds him, we will be in Paradise like this (combining index and middle finger).”
Animals and Nature
The Prophet said that there is a reward for grace in every living animal or man. He was kind and friendly to the cats and often lowered his boat to give the cats a drink. The narrative from the time of the Prophet describes an example when a thirsty man came down from a well of water. When he returned, he saw a panting dog eating mud to quench its thirst. The man said, “This dog is as thirsty as I was.” So she went down to the spring, filled her shoe with water, and went upstairs and gave the dog water. Allah forgave this man for his sins through this act of mercy and kindness. In Islam, hunting birds and animals for fun or sport is not allowed. Hunting is only allowed as a livelihood. Similarly, Islam forbids cutting down or destroying trees and fruit trees, unless there is a real need for them.
In the Quran, Allah commands Muslims to do good to “close neighbors” and “foreign neighbors.” The Prophet said, “He is not a believer who eats and is satisfied when his neighbor next to him is hungry” and “his neighbors are not safe from his harmful conduct.” He also said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment should do good to his neighbor.
THE KINDNESS OF HOLY PROPHET(P.B.U.H)”
THE last Prophet (p.b.u.h) taught his people love, compassion, and compassion, and he appeared to be the most loving, kind, and compassionate person. The Quran speaks of his kind and gentle behavior with these words: “O Messenger of Allah! It is a great grace of God that you are gentle and kind to them; for if you had been stubborn and hard-hearted, they would all have separated from you ”(Quran 3: 159). There are many situations that reflect his kindness and tenderness, especially to the weak and the poor.
He once said to his wife: “0‘ A’ishah! Never drive any needy person out of your door empty. 0 ‘A’ishah! Love the poor; bring them near to you and God will draw you to him on the day of resurrection “. Almighty God is gracious, and the Prophet imitated Allah’s example in its perfection by showing kindness to his servants and to all creatures regardless of their beliefs, color, or nationality His heart ached within him for the depraved condition of his fellow Meccans and their rejection of the One God. The Holy Quran confirms this with the words: “Oh Prophet (PBUH), perhaps, you will end up in misery because the people do not believe” (Quran 26: 3). In Surah Kahf, we read: “Oh, O Prophet (PBUH), you may have killed yourself for their sorrows if they did not believe in this Message.” (Quran 18: 6) He had a keen interest in the welfare of all and was extremely compassionate toward those in need. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) imitated God’s qualities by doing good and interpreting them to the best of our ability. Grace is an attribute of Allah, infinite. It is universal and includes all things and all creatures without discrimination. So was the grace of the Prophet. He has extended it to all creatures, both living and non-living and gained everything without measure. The Quran words by the grace of the Prophet, ra’ufun rahirn (Quran 9: 128) are very strong and have a full meaning and convey the true nature and greatness of the Prophet’s grace to the people. The Prophet said, “One of the best deeds of kindness is to treat one’s father’s friends kindly after one’s departure” (Abu Dawud, 5123). The issue of good treatment of friends was also extended to include relationships: “He who wishes his money to be increased and his life span to be extended must treat his relatives well” (Bukhari, 5985). He emphasized this point because he had a deep impression that “only grace extends life, and man is deprived of the principles of the mistakes he makes” (Ibn Majah). Bahz b Hakim, by the authority of his father, said that his grandfather told him to ask the Messenger of Allah who should be kind to him and that the Prophet replied: “Your mother.” He asked who was next and she replied: “Your mother.” He asked who was next and he replied a third time: “Your mother.” He also asked who was next and replied: “Your father, and then your relatives according to the relationship”