Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh, As servants of the God of faith, let us pray and praise to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala who has given not only strength but also physical and mental health to all of us so that we can gather here to worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
Greetings to our lord, the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad Shallallahu’alaihi Wasallam, who has brought humanity from ignorant life to a civilization that is full of advances in science and technology as we feel it today.
May we all have the right to receive their intercession on the last day. Amen.
Let me take this opportunity to tell a story of the Prophet with the title: A Story of Softness.
This time I will invite the lovers of the Prophet to reflect themselves on a story about the softness of the Prophet who can melt the heart of someone who really hates him.
It was Fadlallah bin Umair, the person who at the time, hated the Prophet.
The hatred of Fadlallah ibn Umair could be seen very clearly from the look on his face when he saw the Messenger of Allah like a deep grudge.
The look in his eyes was so sharp.
The sharp eyes seem to pierce like a knife, which is ready to attack its prey at any time.
Fadlallah bin Umair had even devised a plan to kill the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi Wasallam.
When his plan was to be carried out immediately, the breath of his breath was so swelled.
To carry out this plan, Fadlallah bin Umair began to spy on the Prophet, who was performing prayer in Baitullah Al-Haram.
Slowly but surely, Fadlallah bin Umair began to approach the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi Wasallam, his face looked uneasy, his eyes filled with hatred that was so hot.
When the distance between Fadlallah bin Umair with the Prophet sallallaahu’alaihi Wasallam so close, His heart beat faster.
The desire to finish off the Prophet sallallaahu’alaihi wasallam further encouraged the soul of Fadlallah bin Umai to do it immediately.
However, when the two of them faced each other face-to-face, the Prophet sallallaahu’alaihi Wasallam greeted him with a friendly smile and said: “Aren’t you? Fadlallah bin Umair?”
Hearing the soft voice of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam, for some reason, emotions that were previously so hot like fire suddenly extinguished from Fadlalah’s heart.
Fadlallah felt strange at first because His Majesty’s friendly greeting made Fadlallah bin Umair change suddenly.
“Yes, O Messenger of Allah,” answered Fadlallah bin Umair briefly with a puzzled expression.
“You look confused? What causes you to be confused, O Fadlallah bin Umair “Rasulullah Shallallahu’alaihi Wasallam, seems strange with the face of Fadlallah bin Umair.
“There is no problem with me O Messenger of Allah, I’m just dhikr remembering Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala,” Fadlallah replied evasive but nervous.
Hearing the words of Fadlallah ibn Umair of the Prophet Rasulullah Shallallahu’alaihi Wasallam smiled again, then said:
“Take your rest upon Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala!” Then suddenly, the Prophet touched the chest of Fadlallah bin Umair.
When the Prophet’s hand touched and rubbed the chest, Fadlallah bin Umair immediately the heart of the young man who wanted to kill the Prophet Muhammad suddenly disappeared in an instant.
For some reason, Fadlallah bin Umair actually became so calm in his heart, even the sword of hatred that was previously so sharp stuck in his heart was lost along with the gracious smile of His Majesty the Prophet Muhammad.
Fadlallah bin Umair precisely continued to remember the events that made him change.
Even always remember it as an extraordinary experience in the history of his life.
The friendly attitude of His Majesty, the Prophet (PBUH), has brought peace to Fadlalah’s heart.
Fadlallah then said, “In the name of Allah, His Majesty did not raise his hand on my chest, so that there is not one of God’s creatures that I love more than him.”
The Prophet was loved by his people because of his excellent character.
His nobleness and polite attitude towards those who want to deviate him with a reassuring smile can actually turn hatred into extraordinary love.
That is an extraordinary noble character of the Prophet Muhammad, who always brings peace.
How soft the words of the Prophet can melt the heart of someone who previously hated the Prophet into an extraordinary love.
This is one of the characteristics of the Prophet that we can make an example always to maintain excellent oral.
The story of the Prophet can be a real example for all of us if someone’s heart can suddenly change to be kind even before the person hates us.
We can also make people melt with gentle greetings and speech even though that person really hates us.