Throughout my life, I found that whenever I defended myself against defamatory comments, loss and regret were the main results. At first I would think it wise that I should set things straight when some person criticized me, regardless of whether the criticism was verbal or written. In the end, however, I found the opposite to be true. By defending myself, more enmity resulted, … [Read more...] about Extinguish the Fire of Enmity before It Spreads.
For if you forgive and forget, you will have achieved nobility in this world and honor in the next. "But whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah." (Qur'an 42:40) Shakespeare said words to the effect of, "Don't light the oven too much for your enemy in order not to burn yourself by the flame." Someone said to Saalim ibn 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar, a … [Read more...] about Do Not Grieve When You Are Shown Overt Enmity.