It was the habit of the Prophet to avoid arguments about religious matters. He knew that disputes undermined unity and made religion difficult to act upon. By being brief in speech and more ardent in righteous action, Prophet Muhammad strategized great wisdom. By adopting a minimalistic approach towards speech, he gradually facilitated mankind to submit to Allah, willingly and wholeheartedly.
Leniency was a common thread in Prophet Muhammad’s dealings with people. A man was guilty of having sexual intercourse with his wife during the daylight hours of Ramadan. He confessed this sin to Prophet Muhammad who replied that he should set a slave free to expiate his sin