Conditions for forgiveness hinges on one promise. To follow Rasoolullah (saws). Underlying message of yesterday's 6 points = akhlaaq, and Rasoolullah (saws) had best manners.
Hardness, stern, coldness to people not sunnah, on blacklist. Be gentle, tender like Rasoolullah (saws). Nabuwwat sign is to reply to hardness with softness. They told villager to hand out some donation (which came from loan) in JUST way, and when lendor (Jewish scholar) was rude and harsh to Rasoolullah (saws) when asking for money back, Hadhrat Umr (ra) spoke harshly back to them, but Rasoolullah (saws) rebuked them, saying should have advised nicely to them to speak calmly, and advised Rasoolullah to return money, and then told him to return his loan (as dates) plus more due to more for harsh reply. Turned out that jew was making test of nubawwat, became Muslim - became great sahabi.
So, follow sunnah. When arguing, licking fingers, any decision, wherever you are. Embarrassed? This is iman? Be brave. Make taubah for this. Greatest thing for Shab-e-Barat.
11th May, 2017