Kindness and Justice

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Islam is second to none in showing kindness and compassion. We are commanded to be kind to every living creature, let alone human beings. Muslims showed kindness and upheld justice even when dealing with their enemies at the time of war. There are numerous examples of this nature in the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

A person can make big claims about himself, but his real personality comes out when he is in a crunch and there is a clash. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) showed exemplary character to his enemies even at these crucial moments.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) accepted the partial terms of the disbelievers in Hudaibiyyah although the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were prepared to fight. This explains to us that Muslims are not people who love fighting and killing, rather this is done only as a last resort.

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