Empathy – Being Concerned about other Peoples Fate
Channel: Hamza Tzortzis
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Dow is very psychological, it defines who you are. Because if you want to be an Workman, a believer, not just a Muslim, but the next level.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying you have to give that love to other people. Lay You mean you won't truly believe unless you love for others, what you love for yourself, you love for your brother, what you love for yourself and brother here means Muslim and non Muslim.
Second point, why Dow is very important and why we should be motivated to give dower
well think about again, from a human point of view. You know, we all like to consider ourselves as people have empathy. When we see people cry, like I was watching a YouTube clip the other day, I noticed is a bit weird. But I follow someone called Ruben the dog is a bulldog. I don't know why he just the most cutest dog here. And I just follow that. You know, it's probably the only sane thing that you find on YouTube these days. Yeah. So an authentic is an animal, isn't it? You know, dogs, for me have a quite a high level. I know many of us are Hanif in the room and we don't like dogs. Yeah, but let's get a bit more lucky today. Yeah.
And plus, you know, dogs are no evil just because of the jealousy doesn't mean he's evil. Because Allah mentioned the dog right in, in the Quran. Dogs won't back by dogs are loyal. Dogs won't curse. Dogs will love you unconditionally. If someone calls me dog I take as a compliment now, honestly, dog zakra her. Yeah. Anyway, so for the Bulldog, and then I and that leads me to other animal videos. So I was watching animals pass away, usually at the vet, and when their owners are there, I'm telling you, you will cry. If you have any empathy, you will cry. So for some of the saddest things you've ever seen, like really sad. Yeah. So don't ask me why I watch those random videos, but
sometimes just to chill, isn't it? Yeah. So and, you know, I, sometimes I'm not I'm not saying I'm proud, but I like to be engaged with myself in that way that you know, I still have some empathy. Yeah. So for me, an important trait of a human being is to be empathic to have that empathy. And I believe the Prophet SAW son was the most empathic character, he had the ability to wear other people's shoes and walk in those shoes. And you see this in his tower, the profits of a salon was in a state of anxiety to the point where he really wanted to almost, you know, lose his life. Allah says in the Quran
that the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam was was in this kind of state of anxiety that he's almost going to lose his life just because the the his people were not listening to him. Think about the psychological state of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, he was worried about people. He was concerned about people in the grace concern isn't to be concerned about the dunya dunya is what 70 6080 years, the aka which is eternal. That was his concern. And that's why when the Jewish boy was on his deathbed, he was saying to the Jewish boys, c'est la ilaha, illAllah. And this Jewish boy looked at his father, and his father said, Listen to
listen to Abu Carson, he was giving the kuliah of the promise of son, which is a really interesting sociological issue here, or fact, which is that the person had friends that were Jews, because you don't call someone by the Kenya if you don't have a friendly relationship with them. Yeah. Which is a very interesting point, right. But the point here is he was concerned for someone's IRA. He was concerned for his comb for his people.
And the greatest concern from this point of view is that he didn't want them to close the door to Allah's forgiveness and mercy and inevitably throw themselves in the fire. Because that's what the fire is. Jahannam is you're throwing yourself there in the grand cosmic scheme of things. Because Allah says, Don't blame Allah blame yourselves out is not Allah did not wrong them they wronged themselves.
Because Allah says in the Quran that Allah prefers belief for His servants, check the Tafseer of the Quran, the Mufasa in the sea. This means Allah doesn't want people to go to hell.
Right? But people go to hell as a result of them closing the door to Allah's mercy and guidance, right.
So divine Roth is seen through the understanding for that perspective. And we know this from other Hadith. When a woman she lost her child and she found her start sucking the child and the professor said, you know, would that lady throw that child in the hellfire? No, of course not. And then he relayed that to Allah subhana wa Tada. Do you see
So we run ourselves. So the person was concerned about human beings wronging themselves, closing that door shot to guidance and mercy and throwing themselves into the fire.
He was worried about people choosing hell of a loving Lord. Because it's not why does the loving Lord send you to hell? That's not the question is samosa, it's the wrong question. The right question is, well, why do you choose hell over a loving Lord? That's the point.
And the person was so concerned to the point they had so much, you know, maybe you want to call it anxiety, or yes, a psychological state, which was of such extreme worry that it almost killed him.
That's empathy. That's empathy. Right. And if we feel that where people have empathy to, then we should be very, very worried about people's zakura. We should be very, very worried about people's spiritual state, and their spiritual path and what path they're traversing and weigh and where they may eventually end up. That should be a huge concern for us. Yes, we should be concerned about people's dunya. Are they getting a good job? Do they have a good CV, help them that way. But there's, there's bigger things to deal with, right? Because Allah on the Day of Judgment, is not going to ask you about your grades. He's not going to ask you about your degrees and your PhDs and
how much money you had in the bank and your car, and what sort of rules you had. Right? And if you, you know, do you see my point? is they're going to ask about that. There's going to be other questions. And that's what we need to be focused on those other things are important and good too. I'm not dismissing it. What I'm trying to create now is this kind of prioritization in our minds and our hearts. So when we see a human being, we should be thinking about how do I hope help them reach paradise,
which is very critical. And that's why if we have true empathy, then we should empathize with the fact that if they die in a state of shock, then that's the most destructive, destructive state to be in.
And the consequences are the most terrible consequences anyone could ever imagine. And if we have empathy, and we will emulate the prophets of Allah, who at who ascend them, then we should try and help people not to end in that state. Hey,