So, there is nothing more beneficial for the heart than dealing with people with gentleness and a love for good for them.
There does not occur in the Qur.aan an address of “O Muhammad”, rather [there is] “O Prophet” and “O Messenger”…
It is said about the people of whims and desires, that no respect nor honour is to be extended to them.
Whoever does you [a favour or] a good turn, particularly in terms of your religion, and [offering you sincere] advice, and encouraging you upon good and discouraging you against that which is bad, then [all of] this necessitates that you should love [and respect] them.
Is calling the mother by her name considered as [being] disobedient to her? And [what] if I have become used to this, and she is fine with that – so would this be permissible?
The people of Egypt would disparage ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan, until al-Layth ibn Sa’d emerged from [amongst] them and spoke to them about his virtues, and so they refrained.