How to Deal with the People
Al-ʿAllāmah Shaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī (hafiẓahullāh taʿāla), in this valuable lecture, explains the way in which individuals should interact and behave with each other. The shaykh brings many verses from the Qurʾān and narrations from the Sunnah to emphasise the importance of having good dealings. The lecture was translated by our dear and noble brother Abū ʿUways ʿAbdullāh Aḥmad ʿAlī (raḥimahullāh).
- Worship: to single out Allāh with all worship
- Actions and dealings with the people
- Having good character, morals and manners
- Being truthful in interactions with people
- Keeping promises that have been made
- Preserving trusts of the people
- Safeguarding and treating the neighbours well
- Giving the salām (greeting) to Muslims who are not innovators
- Showing mercy and respect to people
- Giving advice to those who need it
- Being gentle in dealings with people
- To love one another for the pleasure of Allāh
- We have to act upon these qualities so we can come together with clean hearts, so our hearts will be clean from hatred and rancour and we will work together in harmony.
- We should open our hearts to the Sunnah and reject bidʿah (innovations).
- We should give the true picture of Islām that is wholesome and that we love for the sake of Allāh for people to be guided.
- That we deal with people justly in three kinds of situations: Firstly, the person of Sunnah who errs is taught and reminded what they have forgotten or is corrected if they made a mistake ; Secondly, the person of innovation has the right to be advised sincerely; Thirdly, the Non-Muslims have to be shown the good of Islām, shown that Islām is a religion of justice. Islām is a religion of gentleness. Islām is a religion of love. We do not harm their wealth or honour. The Muslim brings the truth to creation in the best of ways.