An indication of one's prosperity is the ability to
gain people's love, respect and sympathy. Prophet lbraheem (Abraham) said:
(And grant me an honorable mention in later
generations.) (Qur'an 26: 84)
Allah said of Moosa (Moses):
(And I endued you with love from Me...) (Qur'an 20:
The following two ahaadeeth (hadiths) are both
"You are Allah's witnesses on this earth."
"Jibraeel calls to the inhabitants of the
heavens: Indeed, Allah loves so and so, so love him. The inhabitants of heaven
then love him and an acceptance of him permeates the earth."
A pleasant face, kind words, and good manners are the
most powerful ways to ingratiate yourself into the hearts of people. And yet
even more powerful is gentleness. That is why the Prophet said:
"Anything that has gentleness in it is beautified
by it, and anything that is bereft of it, is stained."
He (bpuh) also said:
"Whoever is bereft of gentleness has been
precluded from a great deal of good."
A wise man said:
"Gentleness extricates a snake from its
And they say in the west:
"Gather the honey, but don't break the
The Prophet (bpuh) said in an authentic hadith:
"The believer is like a bee that eats what is
and produces what is wholesome. And when it lands on a
(small) branch, it doesn't break it."