Monday, February 27, 2006

SHOW SELF-RESTRAINT

While the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sitting with some
of his companions, a man insulted one of them. The person who was
insulted remained silent. He was again insulted, but controlled
himself. He was insulted a third time, and then he retaliated. At that
point, the Prophet got up (to leave). The man who was insulted said:
"Are you angry with me?" The Prophet replied: "(While you were not
reacting to the insults) an angel came down from Heaven and was
rejecting what had been said (against) you. (But) when you retaliated,
a devil came down. I was not going to sit when the devil came down."

Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 2295

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