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16 June 2019 CE | 13 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

We Deal with Hearts

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Should I tell you about those whom the Hellfire is forbidden to touch? It is forbidden to touch every approachable, easygoing, soft-spoken and gentle person.” [Tirmidhi]

What was the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) like? When anybody would enter his gathering he would move a little to make space for them, even if there was already space, so that the newcomer would feel welcome. It showed the newcomer that he (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) valued him and they would love him.

When the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) would shake someone’s hand he wouldn’t withdraw his hand until the other person withdrew his hand first.

If a person were to speak to him, he would completely turn towards him, meaning that he would turn his face and body towards him, in order to listen with full attention.

If you are listening but have your face turned away, you are silently telling the other person that they are not important enough for you to give them your undivided attention even for a few moments. This was not the way of Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). That is why Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) said about him (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “And you are surely on an excellent standard of character.” [Quran: Surah al-Qalam, Ayat 4]

When we deal with people, we deal with hearts not bodies. When you show people your concern and care for them, you capture their hearts and become dear to them.

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