مولاي صلــــي وسلــــم دائمـــاً أبــــدا
علـــى حبيبــــك خيــر الخلق كلهـم
Salaamu alan-noori-ladhee jaa’a bil-hudda: salaamu ‘ alal-badiri-musamma Muhammada.(Sallallahu Allahae Wasalam).
Kindness in words & in deeds
It was reported by ‘Urwah bin Zubayr R.A that the wife of Rasūlullāh ﷺ, Aisha R.A said that a group of Jews came to Rasūlullāh ﷺ and said Assaamu Alaykum (Saam meant death. So, by uttering those words they prayed against Rasūlullāh ﷺ for his death. They uttered them with a suppression of their tongue so that it was heard as “Assalam” meaning peace.
Aishah R.A said that she understood what they uttered and said (from behind the curtain). “Death be to you (and the curse of Allah).”
Rasūlullāh ﷺ said (to her), “O Aisha, be gentle! Surely, Allah loves kindness in every deed.”
She said, “O Rasūlullāh! Did you not hear what they said?”
He replied, “I had said in response wa alaykum (and on you!) so their words rebounded on them. “
Rasūlullāh ﷺ advised us to adopt kindness in all our affairs and assured us that Allah also loves us to adopt mildness in whatever we do. Aisha R.A gave the Jews a strong reply to their rude words, but Rasūlullāh ﷺ asked her to be kind even in that case.