“Once the Prophet Muhammad (sas) was sitting with his companions, and one person used insulting words against his friend Abu Bakr, causing him pain. But Abu Bakr remained silent.
The person again used bitter words against him and still Abu Bakr did not respond.
The third time when this ignorant person hurt Abu Bakr with his tongue, Abu Bakr tried answering back.
At this point the Prophet (sas) got up. Abu Bakr asked him “Are you displeased with me?”
The Prophet (sas) replied: “No, but when you remind silent, an angel came down from the heavens responding to this man’s talk. But the moment you started replying to that man, the angel went away and the devil sat down. And I cannot sit where the devil is sitting.”
(Narrated by Abu Dawud)
Wishing you a peaceful, harmonious, blessed Friday and weekend!