Saturday, February 21, 2009

Extract the Honey, but do not break the Hive

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 person , a characteristic 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 blessed people have a code of conduct entitled : '' Repel (the evil ) with that which is better ( i.e. , Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger , and to excuse those who treat them badly ) , then verily ! He , between whom and you there was enmity (will become ) as though he was a close friend '' . [ Qur'an 41:34 ] .

They suck out malice from others with sincerity , forgiveness , and gentleness . They forget evil that was enacted upon them and preserve the memory of kindness 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 Muhammad sallallahu alyhe wa sallam said : '' The Muslim is the person whose tongue and hand do not harm others . And a Believer is he , whom others trust , about their blood and wealth.''

He further said : '' Verily Allah ordered me to keep relation with those that cut me off , to forgive the one who does injustice with me , and to give to those who withhold from me.''

The noble Qur'an put it : '' Those who repress anger , and who pardon men ; verily , Allah loves the good-doers.'' [ Qur'an 3:134 ] .

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

'' In a seat of truth ( Paradise ) , near the Omnipotent King ( Allah ) .'' [ Qur'an 55:55 ] .

Taken from: Al-Jumuah Magazine.


  1. beautiful mashallah :)
    we should all be sriving towards becoming like the person described above... also, jumuah magazine rocks lol

  2. Asalaamu `alaikum

    Jazaki Allah khair for beautiful reminder, Sis!! Yes, we need to become like the characteristics described, in order to be the best Believers we can be insha'Allah!!

    *luv, Aalia*

  3. Star: yes indeed .... yup rite again it does :)

    Aalia: Barak Allah feek .... yup we really do ... Insha Allah ... hugs ... :)

  4. salam, thanks so much for the great reminder.. as every a great piece of writing.

    come and choose an award!

  5. Wa salams ... U r welcum ... Jazak Allah

    I've been there ... very thoughtful of U sis ... thnx alot ... :)

  6. MashaAllah, this is a beautiful reminder. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Yeyy the word verification is gone, alhamdulilah, Im so happy loll.


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