Avoiding and Handling Conflict

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

You might be tested by one who wants you to be a party to every conflict; even among your relatives, you [might] find someone who will not excuse you during some matter of differences unless you are on his side against his adversary, or else [he’ll consider] you an adversary to him [as well].

Relieve yourself of worries from disputes, and stay away yourself from any conflicts. [But] if you were to be put to the test with an adversary, then be as [the poet] Al-Hudhalī said:

وَتَجَلُّدي لِلشامِتينَ أُريهِمُ
أَنّي لَرَيبِ الدَهرِ لا أَتَضَعضَعُ

My toughness, to those who love to see me troubled, is what I will show–
That I will not, to the turns and trials of time, be bowing low.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 16 Feb 21.