A Weakness That Allah Loves ᴴᴰ - by Shaykh Mohamad Kotub
Did you know that there is a type of weakness that Allah Subhanahu Ta'ala loves? You say that is impossible! There is no such thing! Allah Subhanahu ta'ala loves the strong, loves a strong believer, a strong Muslim! Absolutely! But there is a type of weakness that Allah Subhanahu ta'ala loves and this is weakness that we display with our Muslim brothers and sisters.They are the only ones technically, that it is allowed for us to be weak with. This is why Allah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Noble Quran. He uses the word Adillah and Dhul usually means disgrace. Of course, Allah Subhannahu ta'ala is not saying that we should be disgraceful but rather that we should be low.
Allah Subhanahu ta'ala says...Lower your wing to the believers. So you should not try to be above, you should not always try to be supreme with your brothers and sisters. It is allowed for you to be somewhat weak with them. In other words, treat them kindly, treat them well, think of them highly, try not to be, you know, ostentatious or pompous with them right?
This is the meaning of being weak not that you should be...you know, weakness in general is not something that Islam condones.But with your Muslim brothers and sisters, you should be as gentle and lenient and cordial as possible. And this is why Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wasallam said in the authentic hadith, he said...'That Iman, (belief and faith) is a as sabr (patience) wassamaahah" 'Samaahah' has many deep meanings, a lot of deep meanings. One of them is forgiving and pardoning. Another one is leniency. So all of these beautiful meanings, we should try to implement along with our brothers and sisters. How come subhan Allah Muslims amongst each other, they don't treat each other this way? Even though the Prophet sallallahu ^alayhi wasallam is telling us that it is a part of faith. It is part of your faith to treat your Muslim brother (or sister) this way!