(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter:  Eventhough I meet others with good character, there are those who intentionally treat me and my family unjustly, without any valid reason. I cannot understand why it is happening and this is causing me much grief. Please advise.

Reply: If people oppose us for no reason due to which we begin to have ill-feelings towards them, combat these feelings by treating the same people with good conduct.

When we meet them we should greet them with Salaam, shake their hands, enquire about their health, give them dua’s and occasionally present them a gift. Make dua that Allah Ta’ala keeps us in good health and protect us from all evil. Insha-Allah, Allah Ta’ala will create love in their hearts and remove all enmity. Allah Ta’ala alone controls and changes hearts. (Maktoobaat vol 5 pg 61)