Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Hardliner VS Sofliner


The enamel on our teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralised substance in our body. Whereas the tongue is the softest of all organs in the human body.  And they both live side by side at one place which is inside our mouth.  The tongue never comes to an argument with the tooth but only take care and serve them all.  It very well knows, even a little bite from hardliner tooth will be severe and painful, it never retaliates back even though tongue is the hardest muscle in the body. 

What happens, as time goes on?  The hardliner-tooth loses itself one by one. It is not able to withstand the tests of the end of times (old age). Whereas the soft tongue withstands the tests of time and remains as it is always. 

So the one who has forbearance and gentleness wins finally. 

Jarir bin 'Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "He who is deprived of forbearance and gentleness is, in fact, deprived of all good." [Muslim].

PS: The word 'Sofliner' is not in the English dictionary. But easily understood as opposite of Hardliner. Oxford may add this word when there are enough softliners than hardliners.

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