We all know that kindness, smile, nice words and gifts are the key elements to win over people’s hearts, yet still this was stressed during the first lecture at the cultural programme of the 9th Ramadan Forum (under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, will begin under the title “gathering to succeed” for 16 days starting from the 2nd of Ramadan) held on Thursday night at the Al Twar area.
This lecture ‘Wining rather than breaking hearts,’ was by the Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Sulaiman Al Jubailan spoke about how children break their mothers’ hearts and how wives are often distressed by their husbands.
“We all need to be kind and should use nice words. They are the strongest keys which help win over people’s hearts and bring the community closer as God Almighty said in the holy Quran,” he said.
Shaikh Jubailan urged Muslims to stop quarreling with each other and to exchange gifts, especially during Ramadan.
“Gifts have a profound impact on people’s hearts,” he said.
He also asked the audience if anybody had presented a gift to a family member recently. A young boy confirmed that he had given a gift to his mother. In appreciation of this the Dubai Islamic Bank presented him a gift. In addition, as part of the ‘Nation Orator’ — an activity under the forum — 14-year-old scholar Omar Juma Al Hosani spoke on the importance of forgiving and tolerating each other.
Showing brilliant talent and confidence in front of an audience comprising 3,000 people, Omar said that forgiveness is essential in spreading goodness among people.
The Prophet (PBUH) used to do that between the Mhajireen, who migrated form Mecca, and Al Ansar staying Madina.” Sheikh Jubailan then called upon the audience to follow the path of the Prophet (PBUH) who used to conciliate fighting couples and members of the Muslim community.
Forgive, be kind, smile, show kindness …