Unformatted text preview: me fallen dates from the ground and calls it until it finally comes to him. He then ties the saddle around it and mounts. If I were to have obeyed you when he said what he said, he would have entered the fire of Hell." Meaning, if you were to have made him flee, he might have left the religion and entered the fire of Hell. (Narrated by al-Bazzar with a disputed chain) Gentleness only beautifies an action while harshness only serves to tarnish it. "The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! He between whom and you there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend." It is mentioned that when the Prophet conquered Makkah, and began to circumambulate the Ka'bah, there came Fadhalah bin `Umayr a person who pretended to be a Muslim and began to make Tawaaf behind the Prophet waiting for an opportunity to kill him by surprise. When he came close to the Prophet , he became aware of him. He turned around and said to him, "Are you Fadhalah?" He replied, "Yes, I am Fadhalah, O Messenger of Allah!" The Prophet asked, "What were you thinking of doing?" He replied, "Nothing! I was only remembering Allah!" The Prophet then laughed and said, "I seek Allah's forgive248 Respond to mistreatment with kindness 36 ness." Fadhalah later said about this incident: "The Messenger of Allah then placed his hand over my chest, and my heart came to rest. By Allah, the Messenger of Allah did not lift his hand from my chest except that Allah had placed in my heart the strongest love for him." Fadhalah headed to his family and passed by a woman he would sit and chat with. When she saw him, she said, "Why don't you come over for a chat?" He replied, "No." She insisted, "Come over for a chat." "No," Fadhala said, "Allah and Islam forbid you from it. `If you were to see Muhammad and his party victorious the day t...
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