Question: I have a problem. I try my best to be good to other people, but they treat me badly. I can’t understand why it is happening. This is affecting me terribly. What must I do?

Answer: Continue displaying good conduct to those who ill-treat you in this way. When you meet them you should greet them with salaam, smile, shake their hands, enquire about their health, give them du‘aas and occasionally present a gift to them. In short, if they throw thorns in your path, you should spread roses in their path. Insha-Allah Allah Ta‘ala will create love in their hearts for you and remove all enmity. Remember that Allah Ta‘ala alone controls and changes the hearts.