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Dear Cutie-Pies,

How aware are you of your level of kindness? What do you give to others? How often?

Over the next 7 days look for instances when you can generous. And focus your journal writings for the next week on generosity and courtesy.

What do you consider to be worthy of giving? Write about 2 or 3 of them. Write about the kindness you see happening in the world around you. Read the article below. Write one benefit you gained from your reading.

Hopefully this will further develop the good habit you have of being kind.

¸.♥´Mom

Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen
The Meaning of Extending Kindness
Part 1

The word nadaa (kindness) means generosity and courtesy, i.e. to extend one’s generosity and courtesy to others. Generosity does not mean what some people think it to be, which is giving money only. Rather, generosity can also be by way of giving one’s self, offering one’s status (to assist), donating one’s wealth and spreading one’s knowledge.

If we see an individual taking care of the people’s needs by helping them, directing their affairs to those who are not able to reach them, spreading his knowledge amongst the people and donating his wealth to them, can we describe this man as having good manners?

Yes, we can say he has good manners because he has extended kindness and generosity.

This is why the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:“Fear Allaah wherever you may be, and follow up an evil deed with a good deed, (for) it will wipe it out. And treat the people with good manners.” [4]

— This is the end of Part 1 —

Makaarim-ul-Akhlaaq (pg. 23-31)

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