A Lesson from surah Ha Meem Sajda(34-36)
Ridiculed ME Insulted ME Laughed at ME
Beat ME Called ME with derogatory nick names
Abused ME Disgusted ME Showed injustice to ME
Showed dishonesty to ME Taunted ME
Cheated/Deceived ME Showed hatred to ME
Showed unmannerly attitude to ME
Allah (S.W.T) gives the solution in AlQuran
“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.” (Ha Meem Sajda-34)
Show good attitude to the person in response:
How to show good attitude
First Have good thinking about that person
Forgive and Smile
Say “SALAM” Show Good behavior
Don’t Complain Do Pray for him/her
Offer Help Show Respect
Show more and more good attitude as much you can
But I can do well if I have
“But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good]”. (Ha Meem Sajda-35)
One of the marvelous qualities of beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him) was his infinite patience. God was with Muhammad, as He is always with those who patiently persevere:
“God is certainly with those who patiently persevere.” (Al-Baqarah 2:153)
Prophet (S.A.W) as an example
The Prophet was always considerate and understanding, even towards those who were ignorant and arrogant towards him. Indeed his gentleness and patience with them earned their love and respect, as God says in the Qur’an:
“Thus it is due to mercy from God that you deal with them gently, and had you been rough and hard-hearted, they would certainly have dispersed from around you” (Aal `Imran 3:159)
An incident at the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah demonstrates how lenient and kind the Prophet was to ignorant people. Abu Hurairah reports:
“A Bedouin urinated in the mosque and some people rushed to beat him. The Prophet said, ‘Leave him alone and pour a bucket of water over it. You have been sent to make things easy and not to make them difficult'(Al-Bukhari).
Once a man approached the Prophet seeking advice, and the Prophet said,
“Do not get angry.” The man asked for advice several times and the Prophet replied every time, “Do not get angry” (Al-Bukhari).
The questioner was probably one disposed to a quick temper, and so the Prophet was stressing the need to control his anger. The Prophet also said,
“He who is deprived of forbearance and gentleness is, in fact, deprived of all good” (Muslim).
Instead, in a historic break from the old tradition, the Prophet of Islam announced forgiveness and amnesty to all his former enemies. He told them simply, “You may go. You are a free people.”
Such kindness and generosity could not have been in vain, as the whole of the community of Makkah thereafter embraced Islam, a feat that could never have been achieved by the use of force. And certainly this superb act of forgiveness was in keeping with the Qur’anic injunction.
“Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Al-Baqarah 2:256).
No wonder he stood firm against all opposition and succeeded in winning over the hearts and minds of millions.
My gains If I do good
“And thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend”. (Ha Meem Sajda-35)
Allah will be pleased with me.
It will establish good relations.
“And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” (Ha Meem Sajda-36)