Dear Islamic brothers! There must be a mutual understanding among those living or working together in a family, organization, office or a factory in order to run the system in a proper way. Mutual understanding among the people working together in a Madrasah, Jami’ah or office etc. plays a key role in the development of that institution. On the other hand, a lack of mutual understanding causes many problems.
When the people who live or work together understand and take care of each other’s feelings and emotions such as their likes and dislikes, joys and sorrows, etc., it is called, ‘mutual understanding’.
Advantages of mutual understanding
If there is a mutual understanding among family members, it will create loving home environment. All family members can share their problems and difficulties with each other and can consult with each other regarding their matters without hesitation. Speed and quality of work in an office, factory or any organization increases and the organization makes progress if there is an environment of unity and mutual understanding. Mutual understanding amongst teachers, head and staff members of a Jami’ah or Madrasah improves the standard of education and a friendly atmosphere is established. In short, wherever there is an understanding, it will bring about only benefits.
Disadvantages of not having mutual understanding
If there is a lack of mutual understanding at home, all family members feel uncomfortable. They are afraid of sharing their problems and troubles with their family members and hesitate to consult with them. If such an environment is found in an office or factory, it affects the production and the progress. If such a situation is found in a Jami’ah or Madrasah, it not only leaves a negative impact on the standard of education, but it also damages the personality of students.
Madani pearls about how to create mutual understanding
To establish an atmosphere of mutual understanding, it is very helpful to remember the following two blessed Ahadees.
1 O Anas! Respect elders and be kind to young ones, you will have my company in Paradise. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 7, pp. 458, Hadees 10981)
2 He is not from my Ummah who does not respect our elders, and does not have mercy on our young once, and does not recognize the rights of our scholars (i.e. does not respect our scholars). (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 8, pp. 412, Raqm 22819)
Dear Islamic brothers! There are usually two types of people in the home or office etc. Some are elderly or have high status and some are young or have low status. If everyone behaves respectfully with elders and shows love and kindness towards young ones, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه many problems will automatically be resolved. I plead with all devotees of the Prophet to be kind and respectful. With good intentions, respect your elders and be kind to your young ones. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه it will help you to create mutual understanding with the people related to you and you will get many benefits in this world and the Hereafter. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bless us with the goodness of both this world and the Hereafter for the sake of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم