Kindness to People
"Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear Allah(God)." (Quran : 20/43-44)
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught love, kindness and compassion to his people, and was seen to be the most loving, kind, and compassionate of all of them. The Quran mentions his kind and gentle behavior in these words: "Thus it is due to mercy from Allah(God) that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough, hard hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you" ( Quran : 3/159 ) .
When Allah(God) sent Moses and his brother to warn Pharaoh, Allah(God) said : "Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear Allah(God)." ( Quran : 20/43-44 )
Allah(God) is kind, and the Prophet(pbuh) showed kindness to his people and all creatures without any regard for their beliefs, color or nationality. The Prophet(pbuh) said: "Allah(God) is kind and likes kindness in all things" (Hadith, Bukhari, 6601).
He never used any harsh words towards anyone. The worst expression he ever used in his conversation was: "What has come over him? May his forehead become darkened with mud". His heart ached within him at the corrupt state of his fellow-beings. The Holy Quran testifies to it in these words: "0 Muhammad, you will, perhaps, consume yourself with grief because the people do not believe" (Quran: 26/3). And Surah Fatir says: "So let not your soul waste away in grief for them; surely Allah is Cognizant of what they do." (Quran: 35/8).
The Prophet(pbuh) took a great interest in the welfare of all people and had great compassion for people in trouble. The Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) translated the attributes of Allah(God) into practice in the highest form possible for man. Kindness is an attribute of Allah. It is extensive and encompasses all things and all beings without discrimination. Likewise was the kindness of the Prophet. He extended it to all beings, and benefited all without measure.
( pbuh = peace be upon him )
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