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16 June 2019 CE | 13 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Oath on Patience

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are three men about whom I can take an oath. No man’s wealth will be reduced by charity. Any man who shows patience in the face of oppression will have Allah honour him….” [Ibn Majah]

It often happens that with the people nearest and dearest to us we are least forgiving. Somebody says something harsh and Shaitaan immediately jumps to our side telling us to throw a brick in exchange for a stone. He incites us saying that unless we crush the other person in retaliation we will never get any respect.

But this is not the formula for honour given by our beloved Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). He told us to forbear the personal insults we receive if we desire honour.

It is sad that we are willing to show forbearance when Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is insulted, and patience when Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is maligned, but quick to react when the lowly persons of ourselves are treated contemptuously.

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