Friday, 24 February 2012

Want for others what you want for yourself!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

We all know the famous hadith where the Prophet (S.A.W) said “none of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself”,but do we really understand what this hadith is saying??
 This hadith really goes along way in the aspect of how we should view one another as muslims. This hadith is telling us that as muslims it is a part of our faith to want good for our fellow muslims. Today, however, it seems that muslims are not unifying, rather they are finding ways to break apart. The first thing that a muslim can do to break apart from another muslim is to wish evil on him/her. This is a religion of peace and prosperity so there should be no reason why we as muslims should hate one another or wish misfortune upon each other.

When we don’t take the time out to think about our fellow muslims, then the door for arrogance is wide opened. Arrogance is from shaytaan. It is one of his many tools that he uses to make us muslims go astray and arrogance is despised by Allah. Allah does not like the person who is prideful and boastful in a negative way. There is nothing wrong with a person feeling good about themselves, but one should be careful as to not let it become arrogance. Practicing the above mentioned hadith can be a cure for arrogance.

When we make Dua for others we are becomming less self-centered, it shows Allah that we also have in mind the best interest for our muslim brothers and sisters. This is important for our well-being as muslims. When we make dua for our fellow muslims, then the angels make dua for us the same thing we are asking for someone else. For example, if I pray for my friend to be successful in this life and in the hereafter, then the angels will ask Allah to make me successful in this life and the hereafter as well. Subhanallah, this is a mercy from our Lord. Allah did not make us to hate one another and despise one another. Allah tells in the Qur’an in various chapters that the muslims should be nothing but brethren. I know some of you are thinking what if a muslim does me wrong? We should still wish good on that person and even more so ask Allah to forgive that person and guide him/her away from error.
Islam is a beautiful religion, I am asking my fellow muslims to help keep it a beautiful religion by uniting with one another and practicing this hadith. Qala Rasulillahi, “None of you truly believes untill he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.

Taken from this blog post, it's a shame that this is the only one as there is some great info and logic here. I was going to include it in 'The WWW' but thought it deserved it's own post.

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