Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“by the mercy of Allah be lenient with them, for if you had been stern in speech and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from around you” Surah Aal-I-Imraan – QN3:159, reminds us that, while no act of kindness, no matter how small, ever is wasted. However, while it costs to be unkind, it pays to be kind and though being kind does not mean tolerating wrong or refusing to confront a problem in order to be politically correct, there are times when we must confront, but it should always be done in a gracious way, that’s called ‘Civility’; Remember the saying ‘Gracious is the wise whose tongue is guarded and foolish is the one who is consumed by his tongue.’
In other words, we should say things as they are, but always with a touch of human kindness.
So let the knowledge that:
1) A calm demeanour will go a lot further than a harsh comment or an ugly tone of voice;
2) We can make our point more effectively with a butter knife than a butchers knife; and
3) We should learn to always make our point with a kind spirit, and even a sense of humour;
Teach you, this new week, to commit to being more gracious in all your interactions; eschew kindness of speech and attitude in your work place, home and relationship, if indeed you are serious about living by the teachings of God’s Word to keep your people together in love and not of fear!
Pray with me: O Allah! I commit my heart and my tongue unto You, guide and guard me every second to spill out love and kindness as You ease all my tasks for me. Make me an agent of peace and happiness by Your Mercy. Amin.
Good morning and have a gracious week!