Islam encourages kindness and compassion towards everyone, no matter, one’s religion, status or color. There is an emphasis in the Quran to be kind to one’s parents and orphans.
In addition to performing our daily salah, being a true Muslim involves making a concerted effort to follow the actions of our Prophet (saw) in our daily lives.
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1. The Prophet (saw) said: “Indeed among the believers with the most complete faith is the one who is the best in conduct and the most kind to his family.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2612)
2. The Prophet (saw) said: “The best of the deeds or deed is the (observance of) prayer at its proper time and kindness to parents.”(Sahih Muslim)
3. “And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.’” (Quran 17:24)
4. Kindness comes in all forms. Islam reiterates that all acts of kindness are equivalent to charity.
The Prophet (saw) said: “Every act of kindness is charity.” Sahih Al Bukhari: 6021
5. Islam emphasizes the importance of forgiveness even if the other person is doing evil on you.
The Prophet (saw) said: “You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.” (Sahih Bukhari)
6. A person’s every action should be governed by kindness and compassion
The Prophet (saw) said: “Allah is kind, and he loves kindness in all matters,”
Practice the act of being kind and compassionate. Follow the teachings of the Quran and the Hadith in your daily life, so you can receive the goodness of your deeds in this world and in the hereafter. Moreover, keep educating yourself about what it means to be an exceptional human being in the eyes of Allah SWT.