Hadeeth Five: Gentleness

From Aboo Hurairah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

Indeed Allaah is gentle and loves gentleness, and gives due to gentleness that which He does not give due to harshness.[1]


So through gentleness hearts become united in friendship and love, and good becomes widespread. Whereas through its opposite ill feelings and distrust prevails and people forsake one another. But gentleness facilitates:


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[1] Reported by Ibn Maajah (no. 3688) and Ibn Hibbaan (no. 549) by way of Aboo Bakr ibn ‘Ayyaash from al-A‘maash from Aboo Saalih from him. This isnaad is hasan due to the well known talk about Aboo Bakr ibn Ayyaash and the rest of its narrators are fully reliable. The same thing is also reported from a group of the Companions.