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Ramadan 2019 – Allah Loves – Episode 16 – Gentleness
Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman - Ramadan 2019 - Allah Loves
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Santa Monica, welcome back to Allah loves. So last episode we talked about honor and a sense of protection and we've talked about strength. So we're gonna tone it down a little bit, but we're gonna show how this concept is actually not contradictory. The prophets of advice in almost one day walking with Ayesha, may Allah be pleased with her. And there was a group of people in Medina group from the people the book that yelled out, and they said some icon which means made death be upon you instead of Salaam and the prophets. I send them said while he come and upon you, and the reason why he said that sort of lying to them is because if they said Salaam and they said it really fast, then
Salam upon you. And if they said Sam, which means the opposite of sinner, then it's upon you. But he kept himself composed all along is lm and calm. I saw the alarm. And he was outraged by the fact that they spoke to the profit slice on that way. And so she screamed back at them. And she said, Why did he come with some will learn and apply new as the curse of Allah, and upon you as the anger of Allah, and she started to shout back at them and the prophets. I said, I'm told her to calm down. And he said to her, that, you know, she said, Don't you know what they said? Didn't you hear what they said to you a messenger of Allah. He said, Didn't you hear what I repeated? And then he said to
it shall have the law on her. He said, in the Lucha, Rafi, you hibel rifka, Phil Emery coolly, very beautifully. He said that Allah is gentle, and Allah loves gentleness and all things. A lot of times when you read the seat of the Prophet, slice lm, you read it to confirm an attribute that you have, right? So if a person wants to be strong, and a person wants to justify their behavior in a context, they go, and they take something from the Prophet slicin, where he demonstrated a sense of anger, a sense of aggressiveness that wasn't common from the profits license or the opposite of it, right. So anyone that wants to justify any type of engagement or compromise uses sort of her they'd be the
treaty, or they'd be anyone wants to justify the opposite of that they'll use another incident, right? But you have to read the Sierra honestly, the default of the prophets lie Selim was that Allah loves gentleness in all of his affairs. And so if the prophets I seldom departed from that, it was for good reason it was to send a very specific message in a specific context. But what does this mean and how do you compare gentleness just as a law is gentle, and Allah is kind, Allah subhanaw. taala also has attributes that denote punishment that denote a sense of anger, right, depending on the context, that doesn't mean that a law stops being or human or human will do the law food. That
means that there are contexts that determine that type of response. and in this situation, the prophet slice on the saying that the general default is gentleness and all of your affairs. Now, the way that we also understand this and understanding the sin in a holistic way, is that you don't have to be loud or aggressive or foul to denote strength. Rather, those things are actually signs of weakness. The Prophet sly sums composure in the face of the types of taunts and insults that he received in Mecca and Medina, were actually portrayals of strength that he wasn't going to allow his enemies to get in his head, or to drive him away from his principles and his ethics. The Prophet
sighs I'm speaking in a calm manner, not raising his voice at people to win an argument not cutting people off, not demonstrating aggression and power. Even when the prophets lie Selim was at the height of his power was in fact a symbol of strength and a show of strength. So just like Eliza was, despite having all of the authority over all of his creation, yet still opting that still showing gentleness and kindness, we to show our greatest strength when we are in positions of power, but we opt for gentleness and kindness not in a way that would cause injustice to be rampant, but in a way that stops us from becoming unjust, or departing from our natural goodness and core. So in a lot of
feet, you have a risk of illiquidity. A lot is gentle, and a lot of loves gentleness and all things we asked last time to place that attribute within us and to allow us to act upon it, even when the devil tries to stoke our anger and to cause us to depart from an alumni I mean, hello, hi, and see you all next time inshallah Salaam Alaikum.