Third Attribute: They Don’t Argue With The Foolish

 They don’t compete with the foolish ones nor do they argue with them. If an ignorant or foolish one addresses them, they know that he does not deserve to be argued with even if they harm him but:
“When the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.”
Surah Al-Furqan:63 
They keep away from disputing with them and don’t give importance to their insults and abuse.
“And when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.”
Surah Al-Furqan:63
This is the case of the true believer that he doesn’t argue with the foolish ones.
“Peace be on you, we do not desire the foolish.”
Surah Al-Qasas:55
“The strong one is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong one is the one who controls himself while at the point of anger.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari (6114)
The poet said:
Patience and forbearance has its times and likewise foolishness is similarily given its time,
 
But my time given to patience and forbearance is closer.
 
I stick to those like me and rise above it,
 
And those that speak (foolishly) of me are not able to express themselves properly, but i am able to be eloquent.
 
They see that maybe my outlook is due to my modesty and it shows them
 
That my patience and forbearance leads me to not get angry.
 
Many disputes and quarrels occur due to replying to the foolish ones and answering them back. However, if you turn away from them as if you didn’t even hear what they said, you will succeed by not being harmed in many things.
 
I may pass by a foolish one abusing me
 
As I passed him, I said to myself  “this doesn’t concern me”
 
This is the case of the sincere believers.
 “And when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.”
Surah Al-Furqan:63 
Shaikh Rabee’ bin Hadee Al-Madkhali said, “This is a lesson in manners where Allah is educating us and clarifying to us the attributes of His close companions and they are few. He is mentioning to us their noble manners, so just as we benefit from the scholars’ understanding of this religion and belief. Likewise, we must benefit from their manners, tread their path and follow their example.” Majaalis Tadkeeriya, Tafseeriya,Qur’aniyyah. p.43
Taken from 15 Attributes of Slaves of the Most Beneficent by Sheikh Dr. Saalih Ibn Sa’d As-Suhaimi pg. 10
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