Kindness: A Basic Value of Islam

Alhamdulillah, in 2012 I published my first book, “The Basic Values of Islam,” in which I compiled Quranic verses and hadiths that correspond with basic values such as honesty, kindness, etc. In this post I would like to comment on the value of Kindness.

As Muslims, we really should be striving to infuse kindness into as many of our social interactions as possible.

Consider the following Quranic verse and hadiths:

“Serve Allah and associate none with Him. Show kindness to parents, relatives, orphans, the needy, the neighboring kinsman and the neighbors who are not of your kind, the companion, the traveler in need, and to the slaves you own…”(Quran 4:36).

“God is Kind, and loves kindness in all things.” (Hadith of our Prophet recorded in Bukhari, Muslim)

“Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” (Hadith recorded in Muslim).

“Kindness” is defined as “The quality or state of being of a sympathetic or helpful nature.”

Even if you are having a problem with another person, try to still be kind. Try to talk to all people with kindness, and you will increase the happiness in your life.

2 Comments

  1. Nazar

    A good post. If kindness represent our faith then our attitude towards our fellow-human-beings and other creatures must be in consonant with this ideal. And if this is achieved we won’t find it difficult to establish a universal brotherhood or a harmonious global society. Let the Muslims around the globe realize this salient aspect of our faith and exhibit in our daily life. Surely this can bring peace and shun bloodshed, if Allah Willing.

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    1. Sheima (Post author)

      Thank you for your wise comment. I totally agree.

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