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Office of the Mufti

Rasulullahs Approach to Living Within a Society

  • Life within our social, household and professional spheres require that we interact and cooperate with others. It is not uncommon to find that when dealing with other people or exchanging views, instances of misunderstanding may occur, or that various suggestions may be brought to the table. If such is the case, should we insist on our opinion without even considering theirs? What then should be the proper way to address such a situation?

  • The Prophet s.a.w. interacted and communicated frequently with his companions, asking for their ideas and encouraging them to voice their opinions. He would then take all of them into equal consideration. In fact, when the Prophet s.a.w. spoke, he would use respectful language and polite mannerisms. He was always receptive to his companions’ feedback, and would listen to the advice of his wife.