Imam W Deen Mohammed comments: Ramadan Session 2004 Be kind to the Believers not Harsh Qur an 48:29; Kind to believers hard against disbelievers Muhammed isMessage 1 of 1 , May 6, 2006View Source
Imam W Deen Mohammed comments: Ramadan Session 2004
Be kind to the Believers not Harsh
Qur'an 48:29; Kind to believers hard against disbelievers
"Muhammed is the Apostle of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers (but) compassionate amongst each other."
The Muslims are told, "Those who stand in the way of the light, Allah (swt) calls you to be firm against them, but love you one another and be as soft as milk on the believers," isn't that beautiful? There is big message in that, "Be as soft as milk." When you are trying to get the believers to go or move the you want them to go. Don't get angry, hostile and mean and start speaking down to them and beating them over the head with something that hurts like a solid rock or something like a club. No be as soft as milk. It means be by them like the mother was by her baby when she was giving him milk from her breast. Go back to the time of milk feeding and be kind like the human life is when it is serving in that purpose, in that time, isn't that wonderful? See how so much is given in just one word, milk? Look how rich milk is in its language of communicating G-ds' guidance to us, praise be to Allah (swt).
How can you get that understanding if you don't make connections? You have to connect milk and what happens at the time of milking or feeding milk to the baby. You have to connect that scence and what is happening there with what G-d is addressing, "Don't be harsh on believers." Don't be talking to them rough, don't be treating them as something hard that you can't reach with softness. Remember when you were an infant in the care of woman, your mother and she was feeding you milk. She held you so gently and so tenderly.