Hadith on Kindness: Allah loves kindness even for wrongdoers

January 16, 2011

Aisha reported: A group of Jews asked permission to visit the Prophet and when they were admitted, they said, “Death be upon you!” I said to them, “Rather, death and the curse of Allah be upon you!” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Aisha, Allah is kind and he loves kindness in all matters.” I said, “Have you not heard what they said?” The Prophet said, “I said to them: And upon you.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6528, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2165

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ اسْتَأْذَنَ رَهْطٌ مِنْ الْيَهُودِ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالُوا السَّامُ عَلَيْكَ فَقُلْتُ بَلْ عَلَيْكُمْ السَّامُ وَاللَّعْنَةُ فَقَالَ يَا عَائِشَةُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ رَفِيقٌ يُحِبُّ الرِّفْقَ فِي الْأَمْرِ كُلِّهِ قُلْتُ أَوَلَمْ تَسْمَعْ مَا قَالُوا قَالَ قُلْتُ وَعَلَيْكُمْ

6528 صحيح البخاري كتاب استتابة المرتدين والمعاندين وقتالهم باب إذا عرض الذمي وغيره بسب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم

2165 صحيح مسلم كتاب السلام باب النهي عن ابتداء أهل الكتاب بالسلام وكيف يرد عليهم