Showing Love and Compassion

Roses 2Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Islam is all about love and compassion. Allah Ta‘ala Himself declares that He has ordained mercy upon Himself. Allah Ta‘ala also states: “My mercy overtakes My wrath.” The glory of Allah Ta‘ala is found in His mercy and compassion. In all occasions Allah Ta‘ala has made opportunities for us to show love and compassion, and also forgiveness. If a person falls ill, we will visit him and make it easy for him. But when we will not understand deen then instead of making it easy for him we will make it difficult for him. For example, an individual is ill and he needs to be taking a rest. However, one person will visit him and disturb his rest. A few minutes later a second person will go and visit. Now the whole essence of visiting is to make life easy for him. So in order to make it easy we will first enquire from someone close to him whether it is the time for his rest or not, and also in a manner that he does not feel constrained. For example, if it is a senior person that is enquiring and the sick person is informed of this he will feel constrained to ask him not to visit. Hence, when we don’t know the essence of the sunnah we will create problems for ourselves and for others. Therefore, it is very important that we understand the theme of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When we understand this then we will know how to practise the hadeeth. 

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