5/21/10

Keep Ties

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
A man said to the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم):
"I have relatives with whom i try to keep ties of relationship but they sever relations with me; and with whom I treat kindly but they treat me badly, I am gentle with them but they are rough to me." He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied. " If you are as you say, it is as if you are feeding them hot ashes, and you will be with a supporter against them from Allah as long as you continue to do so.
[Muslim]

1 comment:

MuslimFirst said...

Wow, ma'sha'allah, haven't come across this one before in terms of the the last part of the hadith, but I do remember the general concept that we should keep ties even if the other side is not willing to return to the gesture, keep ties, etc. Jazak'Allah Khairan.