Hadiths live on………

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What do you usually think of when you hear the word kindness?

Is it opening doors for others?  Is it visiting someone who has been sick at home or at the hospital? Maybe sending an email card to someone. Leaving a tip for the waiter/waitress. All of these are good things.

What do you think when you think about kindess?

I thought about a lot when I read the following hadiths. I think there is more in the meaning of these hadiths than anything.

Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah: Allah’s Messenger said, “Allah will not show mercy to him who does not show mercy to others.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Narrated ‘Aishah: Allah’s Messenger said, “Allah is Kind and He loves kindness, and confers upon kindness which He does not confer upon severity, and does not confer upon any thing besides it (kindness).” (Muslim)

Today, our culture tolerates rude, angry, unkind, and violent behavior. No one really likes this, but they have become so commonplace that we have just accepted it. Talk shows and sports thrive on a culture of conflict in which it is more important to be tough and take no bad judgements from anybody.

Kindness is the overall action of goodness directed to others. I wish there were more people who could strive to live up to our understanding of what Prophet (PBUH) has left through the evidence of a simple hadith but yet so meaningful.

“No act of kindness, however small is ever wasted.”

The following fable is one that I would like to recommend for children. Just for fun!!

It introduces the idea of kind deeds.

Lion and the Mouse

by Gail Hermann

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I like this kind of stories. Lion and the mouse.. I saw a foto about a dog and some little ducks. That dog takes care of them such a mom. But how much we humans care about each other? Really good question..People going to be more aggressive day to day. They always think all want to take their rights, so they should fight to take it back. I dont know why we by trust on God dont trust each other like before..

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  2. Posted by UmAbdurrahman, "Blanca" on July 28, 2007 at 9:33 am

    As Salaamu Alaikum:

    I agree with you sis Shahrzad, how much can we care about each other? Our times have changed and it seems like it is getting worse. MaY Allah help us try to keep patient.

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  3. Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister,

    Thanks for the post. That is a great story to tell children, great moral booster.

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  4. Posted by adikbongsu on July 31, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Assalamu’alaikum,

    if you are interested, can visit this link for more moral stories : http://www.ezsoftech.com/stories/stories.asp

    🙂

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