Ramadan 16: Kindness or Charity?

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury. – Islamic Proverb

To us, this summed up the concept of good manners. Kindness and forgiveness are more important than charity, but if one wanted to embody all good manners, they would follow the above with charity without injuring others either psychologically or physically.

We don’t believe that good manners are easy to attain in every single situation without god’s help and so, we ask allah to grant us the patience and the foresight to be able to give priority to kind speech and forgiveness over anger and jealousy. We also ask god to grant us the ability to give charity to emphasize our good manners seeking the pleasure of god and not of people for as the prophet pbuh said, those with good manners are the ones that enter paradise first.