Kindness The Heart Learning

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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

This is part of Heart Learning Series.

Kindness is the state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence. It is also a kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.

Quotes from the Qur'an

Surah Al Maun (Small Kindnesses), Surah 107 Verse 1 to 7, " ,
1. Seest thou one who denies the Judgment (to come)?
2. Then such is the (man) who repulses the orphan (with harshness),
3. And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.
4. So woe to the worshippers
5. Who are neglectful of their prayers,
6. Those who (want but) to be seen (of men),
7. But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs"

Kindness to Parents

Quotes from the hadith

Kindness toward the animals

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah pleased with him), who said:
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
"A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well he descended into it, drank water to fill and came out, then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man said to himself that the dog was feeling the same extreme thirst as he had felt a little while ago. So he descended once more into the well, filled his leather hosier with water and came up holding it by his teeth and gave the dog a drink. Allah appreciated the act of this man and forgave his sins."
The Holy Prophet was asked: 'Messenger of Allah, are we rewarded for kindess towards animals as well?'
He said: "There is a recompensation for kindess to every living things."
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Bukhari's version concludes with: "Allah appreciated his action and admitted him to Paradise."

On the authority of Abu Y'ala Shaddad bin Aus (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
"Allah, has made it obligatory to adopt a benevolent attitude towards everything. If you have to kill any animal, kill it in the kindest way. When you have to slaughter an animal, you must make it less painful for the animal you slaughter. Everyone of you must get his knife sharpened to reduce the suffering of the animal to be slaughtered."

Adhan and Readings of Hadith on Kindness and Charity

Other Quotation

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop


Author: Beverly F. Walker

Every drop of kindness
That you give away,
Returns to you to bless your life one day!


Islamic story about kindness of a queen

The Lion and The Mouse


Concerning the Good Treatment of One's Parents

Good Manners At Home

The Story Of Prophet Ayoub

The Virtue of Kindness According to Quran and Sunnah

The Treatment of parents in Islam


Kindness Counts!

International Acts of Kindness Day (IAKD)

A list of multimedia art activities that can be used to explore the theme of kindness.

Charity Organisations

Small Kindness

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