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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Let Everyday Be World Kindness Day in Your Home

For Muslims, every day must be a day filled with kindness. We are commanded to be kind in the Quran and ahadith. Allah says,

Woe to those who pray, who are heedless of their prayer, who pray to be seen and withhold small acts of kindness. (Quran, Al-Ma’un 107:4-7)

We are reminded that Allah is Kind and our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is also kind. 

Indeed Allah is, to the people, Kind and Merciful (Quran, Baqarah 2:143)
There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful. (Quran, Taubah 9:128)
We are always told to be kind.

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. (Quran, Isra 17:23)

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "O Aisha, Allah is kind and He loves kindness in all matters." Sahih Bukhari

With kindness being one of the most important characteristic that a Muslim should have then let's work on being kinder starting within our households.

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "If Allah the Exalted intends goodness for a household, He lets gentleness come over them." (Musnad Ahmad Sahih)

Ask yourself if your house is a place of gentleness where everyone is treated with kindness? If it's not then ask yourself what can each member do to receive goodness from Allah? Can you be more patient with each other? Can you smile more at each other? Or be considerate of each other's feelings and needs? 

Work out what it is that you as a family need to do to be kinder to each other. Do that one act of kindness each and everyday until you've built up that muscle then try to add another act of kindness onto everyone's list.

Jareer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "He who is deprived of kindness is deprived of goodness. (Sahih Muslim)

Let your family and my family be not the one that is deprived of kindness or goodness.

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