Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and treating people with respect and love.
Heart is like a shell and kindness is a pearl of the heart; without it the heart is just and empty shell.
Our beautiful religion Islam teaches us to be merciful and show kindness not only towards human beings but also towards animals, birds, jinn, and our environment.
Love, kindness, care, and affection are some characters which were constantly flowing in the ocean of our Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) existence. Therefore every Muslim is preached to be kind, humble, and gentle to fellow human beings as well as animals and other living creatures.
Helping each other is a way to overcome grief that we may experience, and it can empower us in our worship to ALLAH. One of the greatest human beings to walk the earth and who was also the best example of compassion and kindness in human form was the Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ).
ALLAH also urges the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad(ﷺ) to stress kindness among believers in their daily actions “Keep to forgiveness (Mohammad ﷺ), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.”
Kindness must always be shown when dealing with parents and the near kins. “It is prescribed for you, when one of you approaches death, if he leaves wealth, that he bequeath unto parents and near relatives in kindness. (This is) a duty for all those who ward off (evil).”
Islam enjoins kindness towards all individuals, but more so towards certain categories, such as parents and orphans. This quality is particularly stressed in the Quran.
In the Quran, ALLAH (swt) says: “Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of ALLAH. Verily, ALLAH is severe in punishment” (Quran 5:2).
Acts of kindness can be as small as droplets of water, or as massive as the rocks on the mountain. A famous quotes states;
“Simple acts of kindness are the seeds we plant to change the world.”
Every one of us will at some point in our lives experience some type of hardship or pain that hurts us. It is therefore, important to explore the importance of helping others from an Islamic context.
Be kind! Stay happy! Jazak ALLAH!💙