when character really shows...

“the way of the Prophets is a difficult path to follow - they were all hurt and slandered by their people, and while they could have retaliated, they didn’t. but we have to do our best to follow it…”

this is roughly what someone i really respect told me today after he was cursed out for no reason. while he could easily have hit the guy or cursed him back out, he kept silent. the whole time i could see him on the verge of snapping, but he managed to keep his cool.

truly, as the Prophet said, the rough meaning of which is, “the strong one isn’t by the physical strength, but it is the one who can control himself at the time of anger.”

it is really hard for the nafs to remain silent, especially when it is wronged and has strength over the one who has wronged it. when a person is patient, however, they send a much stronger message.

may Allah reward him for his patience and grant him and his family utmost happiness in this life and in the hereafter. ameen.

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