Patience in Dawah

Abdullah bin Mas’ud (radi Allahu anhu) reported: I can still recall as if I am seeing the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) resembling one of the Prophets whose people scourged him and shed his blood, while he wiped blood from his face, he said: “O Allah! Forgive my people, because they certainly do not know.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

It mentions the refined character and compassion of the Prophets which has an important lesson for those who preach righteousness. They should be always prepared to face hardships involved in inviting people to the right path and, instead of retaliation, forgive their audience and pray for their guidance. These noble qualities are extremely important for those who are devoted to preach religion.

And Allah Knows Best!

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