=LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE= May we have compassion for Allah(God)’s creation so that the

reception of His compassion is attained. = The Prophet whom Allah/God has called the compassionate and the merciful had extremely tender feelings for his own as well as the outsiders and would feel overwhelming kindness at the most trivial of things. (1) Once a Companion stepped over the Prophet’s foot with his hard leather boot, which caused the Prophet pain and he quickly removed the leather boot with a slight strike of his whip. The Companion spent that night in utter remorse over causing pain to the Prophet. Next morning some people came looking for him and took him to the Prophet, who said ‘yesterday you nearly crushed my foot with your boot, however, I struck you with my whip to remove you, take these 80 ewes in return of that [hurt].’ (2) The Bedouin of Arabia were unrefined people and once a Bedouin pulled hard at the Prophet’s mantle (cloak) which had hard edging and this grazed his blessed neck. On top of this the Bedouin demanded that he is given some of the provisions that ‘Allah had bestowed the Prophet’. When the Prophet asked whether the Bedouin’s earlier act should be retaliated, he replied no, explaining that the Prophet did not respond to bad with bad. The Bedouin was then given the provisions as he had asked. (3) The Prophet was extremely mindful of the natural disasters that had obliterated the earlier people and would be acutely aware lest calamity befell due to any slip-up of his people. Therefore, each time there was wind or rain he would engage in prayer and would ask the Muslims to pray as well. He would enjoin not to condemn the wind per se for it was a source of mercy that carried both calamity and mercy; he enjoined to seek its good and to seek protection from its harm. (4) A poor woman who lived at the out skirts of Medina fell ill. The Prophet would always ask after her and advised that in case she died she should not be buried until he had said her funeral prayer. When the poor woman passed away her funeral was brought to Medina late at night and the Prophet was found to be asleep at the time. Not wishing to disturb him the people said her funeral prayer and buried her. Next morning the Prophet asked after her and was told of what had happened. The Prophet asked to be taken to her grave where he said her funeral prayer with four takbeers and advised that in future he should always be informed and that his prayer was a source of mercy for the deceased. (5) The Prophet once related that a man who saw a tree branch in the pathway thought of removing it lest it caused difficulty to any believer. The man was granted Paradise on this act of his. He also told of a man who was parched with thirst and saw a well. He went down the well and quenched his thirst. When he came up he saw a panting thirsty dog, so he down the well again, filled up his sock with water for the dog and brought it up. The Companions asked the Prophets if there was a reward in kindness to the living creatures. To which the Prophet replied that Allah indeed forgave the man’s past sins. (6) Once the Prophet kissed his grandson Hassan and a man remarked that he had ten children but he had never kissed them to which the Prophet replied, ‘one who is not merciful is also not shown mercy to [by God].’ Expression of love for children should be out of compassion and that this attracts Allah’s compassion. (7) Once a man related his earlier deeds to the Prophet, including taking his young daughter to a well and throwing her it and walking off to the sounds of ‘O my dad, O’ my dad’, this brought tears to the eyes of the Prophet. The assembled people censured the man that he had saddened the Prophet but the Prophet asked the people to remain silent and said the man was seeking his advice over something very significant. So he asked the man to repeat his episode, which he did. Tears kept streaming down the Prophets blessed face and he told the man that Allah forgives deeds done in ignorance and that he should make a fresh start. Significance of the matter was that the man had come to find out if he stood a chance after committing grievous acts as he had.

(8) Prophet advised to treat women with good will and kindness. [With a hearty metaphor] he explained, ‘Woman has been created from a rib and the most crooked part of the rib is the uppermost. If you try to straighten it you will break it and if you leave it alone it will remain crooked. So treat women kindly.’ Women should be handled/engaged/employed in the manner that they are created. Welfare of families depended on overlooking slight issues relating to women otherwise not only is the household peace destroyed, one also loses Allah’s mercy. = One should turn to Allah with thankfulness and seek a measure of His Rahimiyyat (mercy by virtue of God’s attribute Rahim), or else one would be a transgressor if one creates ones worldly idols. [ref:4:37-Quraan]. = Shirk (associating partners with Allah) is the only sin that Allah will not forgive and that by partaking a measure of Divine Rahimiyyat one is inclined to avoid any overt or covert shirk.[ref 4:49-Quraan] It is most unfortunate that some Muslims are involved in covert shirk by idolising the graves of earlier saints as well as by going to pseudo holy men and mendicants. = There seems to be a great trend towards the false beliefs of sorcery and such like. By absorbing the spirit of Rahimiyyat (Mercy of God), these things should be avoided with a noble struggle against them. = Promised reformer, the promised Messiah (on whom be peace) who, in following the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) demonstrated extraordinary compassion and kindness to people. May the master and servant be followed. = May compassion for Allah’s creation be shown so that the reception of Allah’s compassion be attained. ------------- promised divine peace for this era at www.mta.tv and www.alislam.org LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE -------------------