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Making Peace among People

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 31
Making Peace among People

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah’s Cause), or Ma`ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind.” (4:114)

…and making peace is better.” (4:128)

“So fear Allah and adjust all matters of difference among you.” (8:1)

“The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers.” (49:10)

248. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “On every joint of man, there is charity, on everyday when the sun rises: doing justice between two men is charity, and assisting a man to ride an animal or to load his luggage on it is charity; and a good word is charity, every step which one takes towards (the mosque for) Salat is charity, and removing harmful things from the way is charity”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

249. Umm Kulthum bint `Uqbah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘The person who (lies) in order to conciliate between people is not a liar, when he conveys good or says (something) good”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

The narration in Muslim added: She said, “I never heard him (she meant the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) giving permission of lying in anything except in three (things): war, conciliating between people and the conversation of man with his wife and the conversation of a woman with her husband”.

250. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) heard the voices of altercation of two disputants at the door; both the voices were quite loud. One was asking the other to make his debts little (so that he could pay them) and was pleading with him to show leniency to him, whereupon the (other one) said: “By Allah, I will not do that”. Then there came Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) to them and said, “Where is he who swore by Allah that he would not do good?” He said: “O Messenger of Allah, it is me. Now he may do as he desires”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

251. Sahl bin Sa`d As-Sa`idi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: There was some quarrel among the members of Banu `Amr bin `Auf. Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) went with some of his Companions to bring about peace between them and he was detained. The time for Salat approached and Bilal (May Allah be pleased with them) went to Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) and said to him: “Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has got late and it is the time for Salat. Will you lead Salat?” He said: “Yes, if you desire”. Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) proclaimed the Adhan and then pronounced Iqamah. Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) stepped forward and commenced As-Salat. (He recited Takbir and the people followed him). In the meantime, Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) arrived and, passing through the rows, took his stand in the first row. The people started clapping. It was the habit of Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) that whenever he started praying, he would never look round. He paid no heed (to the clapping). When the clapping increased, he turned round and saw Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). He (the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) beckoned him to continue performing Salat. But Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) raised his hands and praised Allah. Then he retreated, taking his steps backwards. When Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saw that, he went ahead and led Salat. When he finished Salat, he faced the congregation and said, “Why do you clap when something happens during the Salat. Clapping is only for women. If something happens in the course of Salat you should say, Subhan Allah. It is bound to attract attention. And you, Abu Bakr, what prevented you from carrying on with Salat, after I beckoned to do so?” He said, “It was not becoming for the son of Abu Quhafah to lead Salat in the presence of Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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