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Virtues of pleasing and consoling

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Islam is a peace-loving, great, true and complete religion. All Islamic teachings not only comfort to human nature but they also guarantee a complete and excellent society. 'Pleasing someone' is also one of the incredible traits of Islamic teachings and this beautiful attribute is the source of the survival of the system of life; furthermore, it is a means of a pleasant life. 'Pleasing someone' is such a beautiful excellence that cultivates in human the habit of behaving gracefully towards others and makes him an embodiment of high values. It is an endearing habit through which a person can win the hearts of others. It is why Islam persuades us again and again to please other Muslims by treating them well and sharing their grief and sorrow.

Pleasing others, consoling, sympathizing, offering condolence, expressing compassion, etc all the above-mentioned expressions are synonyms of Pleasing others, and it gives the following meanings : 'extending sympathy', 'making people happy' and 'gladden the heart of others'.

🕋 After Offering Faraid (obligations), the most superior act in the sight of Allah Almighty is to gladden the heart of a Muslim (brother). (Mujam Kabeer, vol. 11, pp.59, Hadees 11079)

🕋 Undoubtedly, gladdening the heart of your Muslim brother is also from the noble acts that make forgiveness Wajib. (Mujam-e-Awsat, vol.6, pp.129, Hadees 8245)

🕋 Whoever makes a Muslim happy pleases Allah. (Hilyat-ul-Awliya, pp.66, vol.3, Hadees 3188)

Imam Hasan RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh passed by some (acutely) needy people who were eating leftover bread crumbs, lying scattered on the floor. They requested Imam Hasan RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh to have food with them. He RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh ate some food with them. While leaving, he said Salaam to them and said, 'I have accepted your invitation and now you should also accept my invitation.' He invited them over, and when they came to him (his home), he RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh served them with excellent food and also joined them in eating food. (Ihya-ul-Uloom, vol.2, pp.45, amended)

Ponder over ! Imam Hasan RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh, the grandson of the Holy Prophet Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam, despite possessing high rank and exalted status', joined those poor people to please them and then invited them over in return. He RadiAllaho Ta-Aala Anh Practically taught us a lesson that apart from the rich, we should also treat the poor with love, affection and kindness.

Pleasing others according to Sharaee rulings bring great benefits in this world and the Hereafter. For example, it strengthens relationships, removes displeasure and develops love. In addition to these benefits, the act of 'Pleasing others' frequently can help bring others close to you and creates a healthy environment in society. A person who is habituated to it is loved by all. Above all, one can please Allah Almighty and His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam by Pleasing others while following 'blessed Shariah rulings'. Thus, we should cultivate the habit of Pleasing others.

Enquiring after a patient, condoling a grief-stricken person, attending the funeral procession, sympathizing with a Muslim (brother) who has suffered a loss, keeping in touch with friends and relatives from time to time to please Allah Almighty and for calling people to righteousness, doing good and showing gentleness to a Muslim brother, helping the needy financially as per one's capacity, removing worries of the grief-stricken and providing others with ease and comfort by sacrificing one's own comfort. In short, treating a Muslim brother well, by any permissible means according to Sharaee rulings, is the act of Pleasing others.