This is an era of gentleness, not harshness

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Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa 8/376 by al-’Allaamah ‘Abdul-Azeez ibn Baaz (rahimahuAllaah)

…He should advice his brothers, however, with gentlenessand kind speech, andnot with transgression upon the people, nor harming them, insulting them, or cursing them. Rather with kind speech and a beautiful approach.

Allaah (azza wa jall) said:

{Invite to the way of your Lord and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better} [Nahl; 125]

He, the Most High said;

{And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt with them gently} [aal-Imraan; 159]

And Allaah said to Moosa and Haaroon when He sent them to Fir’awn;

{And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear (of Allaah)} [Ta-Ha; 44]

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said;

“Indeed, gentleness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but it makes it defective”[1]

This is the case in this era. This era is the time of gentleness, patience and wisdom. It is not an era of harshness.

The majority of people are in ignorance, heedlessly indulging in the Worldly life. Therefore, it is necessary to have patience and gentleness so the Da’wahcan reach the people, until it has been conveyed to the people and until they have learned it.

We ask Allaah guidance for everyone.

Footnote
[1] Saheeh Muslim hadeeth no. 2594, Sunan AbooDaawood hadeeth no. 4808, Musnad Ahmed 6/125).

“وينصح الإخوان ولكن بالرفق، بالكلام الطيب، لابالتعدي على الناس، ولا بضربهم ولا بشتمهم ولعنهم، ولكن بالكلام الطيب والأسلوب الحسن، قال الله جل وعلا:

{ادْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُمْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ} [1]

وقال تعالى:

{فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنْتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانْفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ} [2]

وقال الله لموسى وهارون لما بعثهما إلى فرعون:

{فَقُولَا لَهُ قَوْلًا لَيِّنًا لَعَلَّهُ يَتَذَكَّرُ أَوْ يَخْشَى} [3]

وقال النبيصلى الله عليه وسلم:

«إن الرفق لا يكون في شيء إلا زانه، ولا ينزع من شيء إلا شانه » [4]

ولا سيما في هذا العصر، هذا العصر عصر الرفق والصبر والحكمة، وليس عصر الشدة.الناس أكثرهم في جهل، في غفلة إيثار للدنيا، فلا بد من الصبر، ولا بد من الرفق حتى تصل الدعوة، وحتى يبلغ الناس وحتى يعلموا.

ونسأل الله للجميع الهداية.” [5]

[1] سورة النحل الآية 125
[2] سورة آل عمران الآية 159
[3] سورة طه الآية 44
[4] صحيح مسلم الإمارة (1828) ، مسند أحمد بن حنبل (6/93) .
[5] مجموع فتاوى بن باز (رحمه الله) 1/346

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Aboo Sufyaan, Muhammad ibn 'Umar

- from Toronto, Canada. He is a student of Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language; He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Faculty of Hadeeth.

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