Hadith #8 Dignity in Labor, The Noble Pursuit of Provision
Channel: Abdullah Oduro
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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith and Behati number 1401, where he mentioned a pillar in regards to our attitude. When we go and seek provision for the young man, it's important for him to know that he is going to be the ultimate provider if he wants to fulfill the true essence of masculinity and masculine excellence that he should intend when talking about marriage, when thinking about a wife when thinking about children, that he should intend to be the initial provider, meaning the first provider in the household, meaning that everyone in the house when they think of who is the one that provides the most for this home, it's you. It's going to be
you as the man because then you provide that as a means of protect, protection provision, which ultimately leads in you being the leader and this is a qualities of the leader, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a beautiful Hadith what are the NFC be at the top? The top tip, I had to come has my 10 I have ever had he hide on the who made a mean and yes, I hadn't figured it he Oh, em nah, more difficult. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the authentic hadith.
He said, by him in whose hand is my soul, if one of you were to carry a bundle of firewood on his back and sell it, it would be better for him than begging a man who may or may not give him anything. This is on the authority of the beholder and on the law. And the first point that we want to talk about is the masculine mentality of the provider. Being that the mentality of the man the mentality of the team, is to prepare him or herself himself to provide for his family. When you are a teenager, I'll never forget Subhan Allah my mother always mentioned this. My mother used to make me pay the water bill, when I was working at Kroger and I was a sacker at Kroger. I was 13 years old
mother used to make me pay the water bill. She did not need me to pay the water bill. My father was there. But it was a practice that I didn't like because it was taking my weekend money, my sneaker money, my Judo jeans, money. You know, I'm saying my hair cut money
she was taking from that money. But I realized that taught me a very important principle. And that principle of being a person that is going to be a husband that's going to have to provide for his family that's going to have to pay for these bills, you're gonna You do realize the money that comes in your pocket immediately, initially, firstly, and he immediately goes to paying those bills for the family. So you need to prepare yourself for that you don't want to get married, and you're whining about having to pay bills. That's not very masculine. That doesn't look like someone that takes pride and honor in worshipping Allah by providing for his family. The second aspect of this
beautiful Hadith of the prophets of Allah Allah wa Salam is the importance of seeking provision. You see the a thought tip, as opposed to someone said for the man to go out, and to carry a bundle of wood, going out in the woods going out in the forest and gathering the wood. It's not going to just fall down from the trees. You have to go out and get it. You have to work and Subhan Allah Allah subhanaw taala even mentions that in the Quran regards to many Amala Hassan Well, who's the Lake of Egypt in Leti to Southgate, la Leakey, Luca, brewpub, and geneia. Allah subhanaw taala mentions when she was carrying Jesus out a sudden
she was carrying him and she was facing pains of childbirth. Allah told her shake the tree, shake the tree, and the beautiful righteous, ripe dates, beautiful ripe digs, excuse me, we'll come down to you. She had to work. Get in the habit of working, playing video games has a time for it. If it was up to me, you wouldn't play them at all. Because you at the age of 17 1819. And you're talking about you facing fitna and you, you want to get married or you're thinking about the opposite gender, the only healthy way of thinking about the opposite gender, brothers and Brothers is to think of mother of my children, wife, someone that I can spend time with a companion that will help
me in getting to Jen and being a better man, and, you know, practicing my masculinity via marriage. So you need to think about how am I going to provide for them, which which should cause you to think about what do I like to do? And the best way to find out what you like to do is to do different things, make mistakes, frequent attempts, and learning fail, this is important. So the importance of seeking provision. And the last portion of the last aspect is the importance of dignity. You notice how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, This is better for him than to be at then begging a man who may or may not give him anything. We talked about this in an earlier Hadith, the
importance of being the adult earlier, when you are 18 asking your parents for money, this is yet the sofa. This is the asking hand, this is nothing wrong with it because you are their son, but making the effort to try and provide for yourself. Just as you want your own room. Remember, you don't own that room, nor are you renting it, the bed that you have, you did not purchase it. Now, if you purchase some of the objects in your room, this is great. Make it a habit of make doing something that you like, which brings value to people that makes more money for you to buy more things in your room to where you will eventually buy your own place, rent your own place, and then
be ready to be married. That is a sign of dignity. When a man sees that a young man is making the effort to be independent, self sufficient in a halal way. All of that is masculinity. And all of that is worship.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it is better because that person that is giving you can easily prohibit you as well, to where you want something from them, and they don't give it to you. How many people that I've met young men, the driving force behind them wanting to get a job is because they were tired of asking their parents to their parents could say no, or Yes, let that be the initial motivator. But ultimately you want the motivation to be, Oh Allah, I want to seek from your provision, to be a better man to hopefully provide for my family in a way that I love doing for your sake. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those that practices beautiful Hadith of the Prophet
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