This is the 10th Part on the Series ‘Images from Seerah’s Album’.
LOVE CONQUERS ALL
The Eight Image – Compassionate and Merciful
This is one of the pictures of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be on him) that the Supreme Artist and the Shaper Himself has very kindly given us:
“It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted they would have broken away from about thee; so pass over (their faults) and ask for (Allah’s) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of the movement)” (Aali ’Imran 3:159).
Now hath come unto you an apostle from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and merciful (At-Tauba 9:128).
Mark that the binding force that keeps a group together is not only the truth of the mission. It is also the kindly and patient temperament of the caller. No doubt, this is a gift from God, but it is so vital in importance that without it people would never gather; rather they would scatter. How can one imagine the vastness and depth of kindness and love that the Almighty Allah expresses by using the two words which are among His own attributes: Ra’uuf and Raheem. It was the result of the same mercy, love and kindness that a force was mustered which carried the message of Islam from the shores of the Atlantic to the banks of the river Indus and from Europe to China in a period of one century only.
…..to be continued, Inshaa’Allah