Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others.
It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.
One of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was,
“The believers, in their love, mercy, and kindness to one another are like a body: if any part of it is ill, the whole body shares its sleeplessness and fever.”
Islam teaches Muslims to be kind to all of God’s creations, including their parents, relatives, neighbors, animals and the environment.
Islam places great emphasis on manners and on the proper way to deal with others, whether they are Muslims or not.
Relations between people are very important in Islam, and maintaining good relations with others should be a main priority of a practicing Muslim. In fact, Islam teaches that Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said:
“I have been sent to perfect the best of manners“.
Let’s have a look at the following infograph which informs about the psychological and physiological benefits of kindness: