Islamic Self Help Hadith 3 – Be Beneficial

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This is part three of a Radio Series on Islamic Self Help Hadiths, based on the free eBook ’10 Self Help Tips from 10 Authentic Hadiths’ – available here: http://payhip.com/b/RYyW

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh you listening to a radio will answer 90.4 FM in the urban area 105 point six FM in the Pietermaritzburg area. I'm your host this Michael conda. And it is a Tuesday night after 9:15pm 9:21pm to be exact, and that means it is time for loving Islam, where we look at how to practically apply the teachings of Islam in our lives in the 21st century world. And we are continuing on our series of 10 Hadees is related to personal development, taken from my free eBook 10. Heidi says on self help or 10, self help tips from 10 authentic leaders. So we began to see two weeks ago, when we looked at the Hadees on intentions right in the Hades in the middle of

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Albania, every action is judged by its intention. And we discussed that Hades in relationship to goal setting that made sure whatever goals you set in your life you're near is pure, that you're doing it for the right reasons that you're doing it for the reasons that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and not reasons that will take you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if the goals you set for yourself in life, are going to take you away from Allah, then where are you going to hit up? And so this is something for us to consider First, and most importantly, that we consider our intentions, the whys the motives behind our goals. Why are you setting your goals. The

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second thing, which we covered last week was Heidi's number two from my book and that is the Hadith about the importance of earning your own wealth that they were the men in Medina who was asking people for money and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam stated that it is better for him to take an axe and to chop down firewood and to sell that than to ask anybody for money. Meaning that even the smallest income that you make through your own hard work through your own efforts. There is more Baraka in that there is more blessings in that there is more honor in that then whatever amount of money you get from asking people, so don't go around

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asking people for money, asking for loans, begging, you know borrowing money taking advantage of a wealthy family member, whatever it is, don't ask for money. If Allah wants you to get something, he will send it to you the right way. You need to be a person of self dignity, who instead of asking people for money, you work hard, and you work hard to please Allah and to earn well in this dunya and Allah will give you data which you need, and that's which will bring you closer to him. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala does not

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lunch with a hand does not disappoint history, he's he suffered a loss of a handle, I will give you that which you need, even if it is not exactly what you wanted. So those are the two heads that we've covered thus far in this program, Heidi's number one, dealing with intentions hedis number two, dealing with the importance of

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earning your own income now we move on to Heidi's number three and for those of you who haven't gotten hold of the E book yet again, if you visit my website, Islamic self help.com and you click on the free ebook button, you can download it from there and follow along. We are on page 10 and discussing Heidi's number three which is be a person of value, right haddish number three, one of my personal favorite Heidi's is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated, hey runners and partners Hey runners, right and find us

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the best of mankind are those who are most beneficial to mankind. And in the longer version of this hadith we stated that the people, most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala right, are those who are most beneficial to mankind. The most beloved de to Allah is to make a Muslim happy to remove his difficulties, or to forgive his debt or to feed his hunger. Now this is a very, very powerful Hadees and today's episode is going to revolve around an explanation of this Heidi's and how it fits in with how we as Muslims follow entire lifestyle in this world.

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Our religion is a religion of selflessness.

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And a selfish lifestyle does not be for the believer. Allah has made us part of the collective part of an oma and it is our duty as an oma that we take care of each other. In another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared the oma to a body, that if one part is in trouble is in pain, everyone should see everyone should want to get to help you get better.

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Are we are we right? It? Are we like a body to each other? Or are we split up and completely separate from each other.

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So this Hadees is very important from a variety of perspectives. This first go into the actual technicalities of this hadith and what it means before we pursue its meaning from a personal development perspective, this Hadees

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lays down one of the fundamental qualities of a Muslim, that a Muslim is a person of benefit. A person who benefits society, a person who uplifts society, a person who makes this world a better place.

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This is part of being Muslim. A Muslim is not meant to be a selfish person, only what is about his own wealth and his own stomach and his own home. No, a Muslim, a believer is supposed to be the one who cares for the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And they live a life of care for this oma. And so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has stated in this Hadees that the people who are most beloved to Allah, those people who are most beneficial to mankind. Now the first time I heard just a DC was when a international scholar was traveling to Durban. And he had a llama program and he brought up this hadith and he mentioned a very important point. He said take note, the Hadith

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says most beneficial to mankind, not most beneficial to Muslims, are most beneficial to himself, are most beneficial to his group or his sector, his gang or his organization or his his friends no to mankind. I discovered I mentioned that this Hadees about benefit is worded in the most general way possible. Meaning Omar Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam Omar Rasulullah, we are supposed to be those who benefit mankind as a total as a total, you know, as a universal way that we benefit all mankind and not just focus on a small group of people because we like them or because they think like us or because they have the same beliefs as us. No

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The way we live our lives should be one of service to humanity, serving Allah, through serving humanity. This is how a believer is supposed to be. And then the Hadees goes into details about specific ways in which you can be beneficial to mankind. It states that the most beloved deeds to Allah, number one, making a Muslim happy, making someone happy. How many of us even think of that as a good deed? No, we think about good deeds. We only think about sola and fasting and Sokka. You're the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is stating that the most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy?

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How many of us don't even smile at each other? We don't even greet each other. We don't we don't worry about the other person's happiness. You know, how many times do we find you when someone asks, How are you? And before you can answer they carry on, you know, as if they didn't really care, they just asking it out of formality. No brothers and sisters, we as Muslims are supposed to care for the happiness of each other. And if we can do anything today to make someone happy, do it. Whether it's making your neighbor happy, or your your spouse, or your children, or your parents or your cousins, or your uncle's or your grandparents or someone on the street was going through a hard time someone

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your neighbor who is having a difficult day, whatever it is, make someone happy. make someone happy. And this is beloved to Allah. This is beloved to Allah. And think about this. We all have such difficulty. Sometimes, we all have such stressful days at work and with family life, and with paying off the bills and dealing with the crafting economy and the crime rate and all of these things wouldn't, wouldn't, is really, you know, lift your spirits if somebody tried to make you happy today.

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Likewise, if you try to make somebody else happy, it'll have the same effect on them. And then this can have a ripple effect on society. If each of us are trying to brighten up the day of another person, people can actually have a happy day and have smiles on their faces. Happiness is something that our religion promotes. We are supposed to be happy people. Are we supposed to be spreading happiness? Are we supposed to be helping other people feel happy? How do you do this? How do you make someone happy? Right? The most beloved D to Allah is to make a Muslim happy. How do you do that? many ways, and three of them are mentioned in this Hadees. But those three will come to after

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the break. But just a few that are not mentioning this Hadees How about smiling at someone? How many of us don't smile? Think about it. How many of us don't smile be like frowning all day long, smiling at someone you know who's going through a difficult time reassuring them that he's going to be okay, having this reassuring smile on your face that I'm there for you know, what about hugging your spouse or your children? Wouldn't that make you happy? While giving someone a gift? How many of us give gifts, we all want to receive the how many of us actually given them you don't need an occasion to give a gift in Islam, you can go now and buy something and give it to someone as a gift. There's

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absolutely no need for any occasion. I giving a gift makes the other person happy it spreads Merhaba it spreads love is happiness. And it is part of the teachings of our religion, that we give gifts to one another. They are this is telling us to give gifts to one another. These are things that spread happiness,

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hugging your spouse, kissing your children, praising them when you do something good. Don't be the kind of parent who only shouts their child when they do something wrong. But never praise him for doing something right. No, strike that balance. Right? Teach him in the wrong show them the right way. But at the same time when they're doing things the right way. Let him know that you acknowledge it, let him know that he did a good job and you can feel some happiness about it. We have become such a gloomy and gloomy society. You know we always talking about things that are depressing. Our talking about some happy news, some good news.

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Well, how about talking about things that, that make people smile, that make people feel optimistic about the future, they make people feel like things are going to get better. These are ways you can spread happiness and cheer amongst those you know, and those you don't know. Just going out and doing a random act of kindness for somebody who you don't know at all. And you can never pay you back for that. Just go and do it. Just make that person happy. What happens in return? Allah will send people in your life and things into your life that will make you happy, because you went out of your way to make others happy. Allah will make you happy. And why do I say this? Because Allah says

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or other or pseudo loss, like I'm stating this idea that making a Muslim Happy is the most beloved to Allah. So don't you think there's going to be great reward for that.

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So this should be an outpatient

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Origin list of good deeds to do every day to make people happy to spread happiness to spread cheer. Let us just change our way of dealing with people. If we the type of people to be frowny face all day long, let's put a smile on their face. Right? If you're someone who never hugs your spouse or kisses your children, change that today, go and hug them and kiss them today. If you're the kind of person who never buys a gift for your relatives, or for your mother, or for your wife, or for your, or your grandparents, buy them something today, whenever you can do to suppress them happiness, do it. If you see someone at work, who's stressed out, and who's not concentrating or doing the job,

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well ask them what's going on. Listen to them, Lindemann ear, you know, be there for them. Be the beaded person who they can rely on to help them through difficult times.

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make someone happy. This is part of being Muslim. This is a act of ibadah this is something which is beloved to Allah. This is something which brightens up the world for everybody involved. It's a win win situation. So they can be people of happiness, people of cheer people of joy, people whose presence makes other people happy. When people see you, they become happy to see you. They are happy that you walk into the room, that you walk into the door that you are there to be the kind of father that when you come home, all the smiles disappear from your family's faces. That's not the kind of father he's supposed to be that be the kind of father that when you walk in the door, their faces

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light up with smiles and they come running to hug you because they love you and they know that you are going to make them happy. So they are there to make you happy as well. This is the kind of Merhaba and happiness and love that our religion teaches us to live with. This is how you love Islam by making people happy. So that's the first way of benefiting people mentioned this Hadees that the most beloved de to Allah is to make a Muslim happy. We need to take a break now when when we return we'll continue talking about ways to benefit people taken directly from this Hadees and then we'll move on to other ways not mentioned directly, so don't go away. We'll be right back after this

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benefiting mankind we are doing an explanation of this Hadith, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam stated that the people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to mankind. And the most beloved de to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, one of his difficulties or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. This is authentic Hades bond Imodium, oh, thought, and it is a Hadees that many people are not familiar with. You know, we talk about living Islam. Islam is a practical way of life, which shapes every aspect of our personality. And the aspect that we're talking about right now is being beneficial to society, being beneficial

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to mankind. And before we went for the break, we were talking about the first deed mentioned this Hadees, that to benefit mankind, the most beloved way is to make a Muslim happy. After that, what's the next one mentioned,

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the next one mentioned is actually something that makes people happy. And also we are benefiting mankind. And it's something that many of us have the power to do. But we don't think about doing it. Because either we too selfish or we self consumed or we too individualistic, or we just don't think about helping other people. Because we it's not something that we were raised to do. Well, it's time to change all of that, because the prophets lie. Some stated in this Hadith, that the most beloved deeds to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his difficulties, or to remove one of his difficulties. And in the Hadees goes on to mention two specific types of difficulties, forgiving

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his death, or feeding his hunger. But let's talk about this in general first, before going into the specifics. It is an act of Nevada. It is a good deed. It is something Beloved, well, in fact, one of the most beloved digital Allah, if you help somebody out of a problem, what does that mean? It means if you know someone who is going through a hard time, and you help them to overcome that you have done one of the deeds that are most pleasing to Allah, you know, someone who doesn't have a job, and you help them to find a good job, you have just done one of the most beloved to Allah, you know, someone who is unable to pay their bills this month, and you help them to pay their bills. you've

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just done a deed which is pleasing to Allah, you know, someone who's who's having a medical emergency, and you help get them to the hospital on time, you have just done one of the most beloved deeds that are pleasing to Allah. They are literally 1000s of ways to do this deed that is pleasing to Allah. This is the beauty of Islam, the deeds are most pleasing to Allah, not some small, specific things. There are many things when Allah when you stated that the most beloved to Allah is to make a Muslim happy. That's not one D that's 1000s of different things you could do that makes a Muslim happy, when stated in the most beloved de to Allah is to remove someone's difficulties.

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There's not just one thing, there are hundreds of ways to remove someone's difficulties. So my question to you if you are living Islam, and you should be living Islam, and every Muslim should be loving Islam? Are you making an effort to remove someone's difficulties? Because you know, someone who's going through a difficulty, you know, somebody who's going through a hard time, are you helping them out, especially in your family, it really really pains me, when I see family members abandoning each other, with one family member loves a rich lavish lifestyle, without any care whatsoever for the siblings or for the cousins or whoever it is, because all they care about is

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themselves.

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This is something which is very sad. It's even more sad when it's their own parents. When a young person is living a healthy lifestyle, and they put the appearance in the old age home instead of taking care of them. see something which boggles my mind, how can you do this?

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Understand that to remove someone's difficulties, is a deed that is pleasing to allow it is amongst the most beloved to Allah. So why are we not doing this? have our hearts become so hard? That we don't care anymore?

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This is something we need to think about. We need to become people of empathy, people of benefit people who strive every day to make people happy to to benefit society to remove people's difficulties.

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And the third deed mentioned in this Hadees is a specific type of difficulty that you can help somebody remove today, and that is to forgive someone for their debt. What does that mean? It means two things, right? The specific meaning is someone owes you money, and they can't afford to pay it. Then forgive them. Don't worry about it. move on with life and never ask them for the devil again, tell them don't worry about it.

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I notice is difficult, right? And this is why this deed is so pleasing to Allah because it is difficult. Someone's owing you 10,000 or 100,000, or whatever the amount is, for you to tell the person, don't worry about it. I'm, you know, I'm wiping off your debt and you don't have to pay it back to me. You know, on one hand, you are removing one of the biggest difficulties in a person's life therefore doing a deal that is beloved to Allah. On the other hand, you are making a huge sacrifice, you are making a huge sacrifice, because you are giving up something which is rightfully yours, for the sake of Allah and for the sake of doing the right thing. Now look at each of these

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deeds, and in the case of making a Muslim happy, you are giving of yourself in order to bring happiness to somebody else. In the case of removing someone's difficulties, you're either giving up your wealth, or your time to help remove so much difficulties. In the case of forgiving a debt. You are wiping off money that is your hukou that is your right that you can in Islam in a completely hallowee claim. But you are giving that up, you're making this huge sacrifice. Why? Because you care about the Muslim brother or sister more than you care about money. This is really what it comes down to. Is that money, more important to you than your Muslim brother and sister who you know is going

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through a hard time.

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So understand the four months the most beloved to Allah is to forgive someone's debt. If someone is in debt, and they're unable to pay it off, let it go. Forgive them.

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Forgive them. And don't worry about every Allah will bless you from somewhere else Allah will send you more than you ever imagined. Because you made such a big sacrifice for the sake of Allah and link to forgiving someone's debt

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as part of removing people's difficulty and benefiting mankind, what about paying off somebody else's debt.

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That's something else you can do. that removes people's difficulties, how many Muslims are in debt, how many others are multimillionaires, and they can afford to pay off their person's debt without it affecting their pockets at all, but they won't do it. They won't do it. Empathy is not there. When the open our hearts and stuff in our hearts and pushes mercy and love for one another no hard to remove this bottle is miserliness and this materialism for us to cleanse our hearts and makers, people who care for each other.

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If you know someone who's got debts to pay off, whether it's student debts, or business related debts or bills to pay, or medical bills, wherever it is, you know, they've got this and they're struggling in the current pay dub is gonna take too many years to pay off. And you can do the right now just like that without hurting your pocket, even if it's gonna hurt your pockets because it's more reward. In that case, you know, if you just go and do that, you've done something beloved to Allah, you've done something that's going to show on your scale of goodies and the last day return with the floss.

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So why not do this, why not forgive people for the debt and help people to pay off the debt and the last thing mentioned this IDs is to feed someone's hunger

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to feed someone's hunger now, this means that if you know someone who is poor, someone who cannot afford to buy food, someone who is going through a difficult time, and they need food, they need money for you to take care of their needs in and to and to, uh to provide for their money and food. This is a D that is beloved to Allah, you are sacrificing your wealth for somebody else, often a stranger. And for those Muslims out there who have a lot of wealth, this is one of the best ways to earn a lot of pleasure and forgiveness for your sins. And that is to find people who are in financial difficulty and to take them under your wing and to provide for them as Allah has provided

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for you. He didn't provide you For you to just enjoy it on yourself but to share with mankind. So provide for them Allah will provide for you more, share with him Allah will give you more provide for them and give back to society. Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned this amongst the deeds which are most beloved to him.

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So this is the Hadith

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that the people most beloved to Allah, are those who are most beneficial to mankind. And the most beloved de to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove his his problems, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger,

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as mentioned in the authentic Hadees, by our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So that's the Hadees in his traditional explanation, and of course, we live in Islam, we tend to look at the Hadees and also from a personal development perspective. So we're going to take our second break now. And when we return, we're going to go deeper into the Hadees and see what does

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mean for us in the 21st century to live a life that is beneficial to mankind so don't go away. We'll be right back after this break, the annoncer Foundation, dour, tarbiyah and education establishing the foundations of Islamic civilization in South Africa. The Aloma is a monthly community publication that has 10,000 homes and businesses flipping across cases in its current, its vibrant. Its informative views, views, interviews and reviews health beauty, fitness, fashion and food Voltron, travel and DIY. So do yourself a favor and get your free copy of Aloma now for competitive advertising inquiries, please contact [email protected] dot city or call 0312081601 would you like to

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a salon walakum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh you listening to living Islam on a radio announcer, I'm your host is mine come to and we are talking about the Hadees of benefiting mankind where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that the people who are most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to mankind. And the most beloved de to Allah is to make a Muslim happy to remove one of his difficulties, or to forgive his dead or to feed his hunger. And we explained in the first half of this program, the general meaning of that Hadees and I want to narrate to you another Hadees, which I posted on Facebook yesterday, which has a similar meaning, but slightly

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different. So it goes into the same topic, but into different details. And this Hadees is generated by Abdullah ibn Ahmad radi Allahu anhu. And he's found in the student of the museum, Heidi's number 1924. And he has been authenticated by the music himself, Rahim Allah. And so that in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that those who are merciful, will be shown mercy, by the Most Merciful, right? Those people who are merciful to illustration, will be shown mercy without Rama and Allah Himself. And this continues, the merciful to those on earth, and the one above the heavens, will be merciful to you, the merciful to those on earth, and the one above the heavens,

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will be merciful to you. And then it states that the womb is derived from the Most Merciful, meaning that the Arabic word for womb, is from the same word as mercy in Arabic, right? And then progressively some stages that whoever keeps good relations with his family, then Allah will keep a close relation with him. And whoever abandons his family, Allah will abandon him, then you very powerful Hadees on this topic of benefiting mankind starts with general and he gets more and more specific, the Hadees begins by telling us about benefiting mankind in general, as if you are merciful, actually mankind but Allah creation, that if you are merciful to Allah creation, they

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allow will be merciful to you. And then it gets specific instance, if you're merciful to those on Earth. Allah will be merciful to you. And then it gets even more specific to the family. Why the family, because those are the people closest to you. Those are the people who are most immediately affected by you. And sadly, many cases, those are the ones we hurt most often.

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Those are the ones we abandon. Most often. Those are the ones that we cause the most pain to.

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And the standard in Islam, the breaking of family ties, abandoning a family member hating a family member, and never wanting to speak to them again. In Islam, this is a major sin, a major sin. And this one is Hades, the prophet Alayhi Salam stated that the one who abandons his family, Allah will abandon him. You

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Meaning that if you're not going to be there for your family, don't expect a lot to be there for you.

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And the opposite end is another Hadith where the Prophet Alayhi Salam stated that whoever maintains close ties with his family members, they will live a long life, meaning alone put Baraka in their lives, He will give them a long and prosperous life, because of how they maintain their family. And of course, because they will good to family, as they get older, that same family is going to be there for them. So this is part of how Allah maintains the lights and helps them to live a long life.

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So this is the Hadees that the people most beloved to Allah, the most beneficial

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to mankind, and in the other narrated Hadees, that whoever shows me a mercy to those on Earth, will be shown mercy by our man, the one who is above the seven heavens as stated in this Hadees very explicitly. So what does this mean? And how does it fit in with our overall theme of personal development from a Sharia perspective? Well, this Hadees in these two headings are basically telling us that as believers, our lives must revolve around benefiting mankind. And when we look at the Sharia, when we look at the laws of Islam, the entire Sharia revolves around two concepts, benefiting humanity and removing harm from humanity. Whatever the Sharia prohibits, is harmful.

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Whatever the Sharia commands, and recommends is beneficial, the entire Sharia the entire religion, the entire way of life of Islam, revolves around benefits and harms. But bringing about benefits and removing harms, to see what Islam is all about. And so you know, individual lives, our choices, our goals, our hobbies, our pastimes, the way we speak, the way we act, the way we deal with people, the choices we make all of it, our entire life, needs to revolve around this one idea that am I benefiting or harming someone in this process, because he wasn't doing he was going to cause harm I shouldn't do it is going to beneficial, I should do it. Now, given the awesome times in life where

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things are great areas, everything's have both benefits and harms. In that case, the chutney always tells us to choose the one that is less harmful and more beneficial. So you have to weigh the benefits and harms and choose the one that is more beneficial and less harmful. But in many times in our life, it's quite clear what is beneficial or what is harmful. But still we choose to do the thing that is harmful and avoided things that is beneficial. So for example, if you smoke cigarettes, you know, that's harmful, but you're still making a choice every day to do something that's harming yourself, and harming those around you as well. So you are choosing to harm your own

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body. So that's a daily choice of harm. On the other hand, we can make a daily choice of benefit to wake up and time and police circle a budget, that is a choice you make every day to benefit yourself to benefit your family to benefit humanity. Right, because when you wake up and be surecolor budget, you are starting your day on the right foot and you are able to do more good for yourself and for everybody else. So our entire Sharia is one that revolves around this concept. And that is why no being a benefit to society is so important in Islam, our entire religion is the religion of benefiting humanity. So what can we do, you know, in terms of your daily life to benefit mankind?

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Well, if you are someone who is an inventor, or a entrepreneur, or you're someone who makes things, then in order to be a benefit to society, you need to make products that are beneficial. You need to invent things that are beneficial. You need to to sell things that are beneficial. So if you're the person who's making things, whether you're writing books, or inventing latest new technologies or software, or you're building things wherever it is, you need to, you need to make sure that what you are making is beneficial to mankind. Mankind is not something that's going to harm mankind. Right? And at the same time, if you are a businessman, you need to make sure that whatever you're selling

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is beneficial, and you're not selling anything that is harmful. Right. So if you are selling things that are harming people that are causing cancer, that are

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destroying people's lungs, they're causing people to get intoxicated, then you are harming people to your business. And you will be answerable to alone the last day for that when you ask you how you earn your wealth, and you're gonna have to answer to him for this is going to be a very difficult answer to give. So make sure that what you sell is a beneficial benefit to people. And make sure also, you know as part of benefiting mankind if you're a businessman, make sure you're only selling things that are good quality. Don't sell things that you wouldn't buy yourself. Don't sell things that you that you know you know, is going to break down one week or one month after the warranty

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expires. Don't do that. Be a person of interest.

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retain your business, sell things that you know are going to benefit people. And that's why you're selling it because you want to benefit people, not just because you want to make the money, guess what, if you have a business that's beneficial to mankind, people will buy from you because you're benefiting them. And you'll end up making money in the process. And you end up making people's lives better in the process. And that's far, far better for you and for the entire world than to sell something that is substandard, or something that is low quality, or something that is haram or something that is harmful, just to make a few bucks. So make sure that your business is is things

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which are of highest quality and things which are beneficial. Another simple way that you and I can benefit people is just to treat people nicely to people nice them and why they can be so difficult for so many of us being nice to people. Do we really need people to come on here and tell us to be nice? Why aren't we just nice by nature? You know, Allah made us He made us to be nice people. But somewhere down the line we became grumpy. You can remember people will always say, Durbin, come yell at them. Tell me why is this society full of so many angry people, you know, very friendly and sad to say but that's the perception other people have on us. You know if you don't come across as

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friendly, always complaining, always angry, always fighting. We need to let go of that. We need to turn that frown upside down. Put a smile on your face. And, you know, be cheerful. Be nice to people, greet people with salami not just for them or slowly completed properly. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah because we can properly shake people's hands, smile, ask them how they are doing. Listen to him of how the day was, asked him if they need anything. And don't just ask this half heartedly or hypocritically ask it honestly. Because if they tell you they need something, you need to be able to give it to them, you know, to treat people well. This is one of the simplest ways that you can

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benefit mankind. Other ways to benefit mankind is to give back to society, society gives so much to us, you know, in terms of business, in terms of, you know, whatever we have in living in South Africa, which by the way, in this continent, this is the most technologically advanced country in this continent, you know, we have a lot of things that should be grateful for, and give back to society for that, you know, help those who are going through a difficult time, go out there and do some community service, help those who are in those who are going to hardship this is this is what we are supposed to be doing as an oma. And another way to benefit mankind, that you may not have

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thought of as being beneficial to mankind is to do Dawa. Why? Because there's nothing that you can give a non Muslim, that is more beneficial than the gift of Islam. If you can be the means of guidance of one person towards Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam stated that that is better for you than the world. And what it contains is better for you than having the most expensive of cars in the best stock of things in this dunya that you with a means of guidance for someone.

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That feeling when you know that someone became a Muslim, through your efforts, it's amazing feelings, go out and do Tao. And if you're not sure how to do our then tune in Saturday nights with our dynamics, and learn unanswered as programmed to teach you these things. So there's be people of benefit to society, there will be people who go out there and we do things that make this world a better place. It's no use just sitting around and complaining about how bad the world is, and waiting for piano to come. We're waiting for them to come, at least go out there. And you'll give him something to work with, you know, go out there and do your part to make this world a better

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place, not telling you to change the entire world. I'm not telling you to, to bring about world peace. But if you can make someone happy as they did in this disease, if you can remove someone's difficulty, if you can help someone overcome their debts, if you can help somebody out of poverty and hunger, you have done something that is most beloved to Allah, you have become from those people who are beloved to Allah, you have become people who are making this world a better place. And I truly believe this if every single one of you who are listening to this, every single one of us who all of us had to actually go out and start living life like this, it will have a ripple effect on

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society, this country, this city, this world will become a better place. It's up to us to take that first step. It's up to us to be people of benefit.

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Because that's the kind of person we are supposed to be by our very nature as Muslims. So we're discussing today is the Hadees that the people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to mankind. And the most beloved to Allah is to make a Muslim happy to remove one of his problems to forgive his debt or to feed his hunger. And this Hadees is what we've been discussing for the past 45 minutes. We need to

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Salaam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu you listening to living Islam on the radio and sir I am your hostess smile camera, and we are talking about being beneficial to mankind. We are discussing Heidi's number three from my book 10 self help tips from 10 authentic Edison's ebook of mine is available for free download from my website Islamic self help.com right Islamic self help.com to visit there and click on the free ebook button you can download and follow along with us. Today we are discussing Heidi's number three, which is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that the people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to mankind, the most beloved de

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to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his difficulties, or to forgive his debts or to feed his hunger.

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And this is the Hadith that we've been discussing. We spoke about each point in this Hadith, in detail, what does it mean to be beneficial to mankind? One of the different ways that we can benefit mankind? How can we make people happy? What are the different types of problems you can remove from people's lives, how you can help people to to get rid of their debts, and of course, being able to feed people's hungers. Now this head is you know, relates to self help, and personal development in the sense that, you know, when you look, when you read a lot of the secret of books on these topics, they come from a very individualistic and materialistic perspective. It's all about yourself, and

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just your own family and making a lot of money and having fancy cars and having fancy houses and,

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you know, becoming one part of the 1%. And that's not you know, what Islam teaches that's not the reasons why a Muslim should be doing what they do, or chasing the goals of benefiting mankind, or going out there. And and, you know, and living life, we shouldn't be doing it for purely materialistic or selfish reasons, we should be doing it for noble reasons, right? a selfish lifestyle does not be fully a Muslim, Allah has made us part of this ummah, and it is our duty to care for each other. And so this Hadees it highlights a very important part of goal setting, that the goals that you should be setting up beneficial goals, the best goal you can set is something

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that's going to benefit somebody else, that if you are doing something with your life, it should be something beneficial. The career you take up in life should be beneficial to mankind, the job you take should be beneficial. The business you start should be beneficial. Whatever you do with your life, you want to do it in a way that benefits society that benefits mankind. And so for goal setting, this is very important that when you are setting your goal, you need to ask yourself this question, how does this goal benefit others? Is this just a self serving goal? Am I only thinking about me? Or is this going to help somebody else.

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And this this is really the key for is Islamic goal setting that your goals must benefit others. If they are selfish and greedy goals then they are an Islamic. So for example, if you have the goal to make a million Rand by the end of this year, so they

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You can live a lavish lifestyle and you can, you know, enjoy the dunya. That's not an Islamic goal. But if you want to make a million Rand by the end of the year, and you have a firm intention, that you are going to give a certain percentage, you know, to Palestine, or a certain percentage, you're helping the poor people of South Africa, or a certain percentage to help people pay off their debts. Now you have a goal that's beneficial to mankind. It's not the same goals getting a million Rand, the difference is one is selfish, the other is balancing, you know, spending on your family with spending on others. I'm not saying you spend all your work now this, that's not what Islam teaches,

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but that you also care about others, just as you care about yourself, that you love for others, what you love for yourself.

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So this is a very important piece, and it can be applied to every aspect of our life from goal setting, to earning an income, that when it comes to earning an income, the fastest way to earn holiday money is to do something that benefits others. Why? Because if the product you're selling, if the service you are giving is beneficial to mankind, it has a decent price, people will buy it, right, because people want things that benefit them. So you need to make sure whatever you're selling, it's beneficial. Whatever services you offer are beneficial, and that you have a moderately priced, not overpriced, nor are you underselling yourself, it's the right price for the market and

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guess what people will buy, people buy what's beneficial. And that's what I don't understand businessmen who go and they sell things which are harmful, you know, because they feel it will make them a quick buck not realizing it is harmful, or the shoddy product that you're selling. Yes, it may make you a quick buck right now, it may make you rich very quickly. But in the long run is going to lose you 1000s of customers, when they realize the quality of what you are selling them, don't be the kind of person be the person who benefits others. Unfortunately, capitalism has led many people to just abandon this principle. No, Today, many Muslims purposely sell things which are harmful.

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Right. And last week, I gave the example of selling cigarettes and, you know, selling things that you know, people are sniffing into to get high and you're selling things that are causing a problem the society, you know, Muslims are selling these things, because they feel is quick money in it. And they see it as a means of getting rich quickly. But, you know, maybe we'll even lie about the benefits of what they sell, or they may have deceptive forms of advertising to trick people into buying things. And all of this is an Islamic, it may have short term results. But in the long term, people are going to abandon your business. And in the long term, there's not going to be any Baraka

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from Allah, you know, so for example, you know, when it comes to lying about the benefits of what you sell, right? If you are selling, for example,

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a piece of technology, if you are selling a mobile phone, and you advertise it as having free data, you know, and someone actually believes that invited, you know, this is false advertising, this is a lie, because there's no such thing as we did, especially in this country, which is so expensive. But that's a lie. And that's you see people lying so often in the advertisements will protect us from this. You know, for example, if you are selling a used car, and you hide, it's false, that people will buy it from you. And then later on after a party from you discover the fault is too late to give it back. Well, guess what, you know, islamically, they have the right to give it back to you

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because you because you lied to them. But from Islamic perspective, also, what you did is wrong. You're not supposed to lie, you're supposed to tell the person honestly, about the benefits and the faults of what you're selling. And again, deceptive advertising. How many Muslims do this, you know how many people say things like, you know, we have limited sales and tickets are running out. And meanwhile, they haven't sold the single tickets in that that's that outline, that's an Islamic, it's hard to do that. You have to make sure that what you say is something that is true. Many people will fall for these capitalistic marketing schemes, which really, in the long run, you lose your

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reputation. people stop taking you seriously, because they see you as a liar. They see you as someone who's who's not benefiting society was harming society. So be careful of

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the gains that you gain through such a shoddy business or such a deceptive and heroin business. They are short term. In the long run, there'll be no Baraka from whatever you have earned. And people will see that your business is unethical and they run away Do good somebody else right? And you won't have any peace because you know that you are causing problems for others. So for Muslims, this is something that's not excusable

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foster sell haram things to have haram services to, to lie to deceive in order to get rich quickly. This is not benefiting mankind This is harming mankind This is going against the purpose for which Allah has created us and and it goes against our very belief in

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Love behind Raja teen. It goes against the very concept of tawakkol. Because if you believe that Allah is the best of providers, if you believe Allah is the one who's providing you with wealth, if you believe that if you put your tawakoni online and do business the right way, Allah will give you what you need, then why in the world? Would you choose to do something wrong?

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When it comes to your business, think about it. Doesn't the very,

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you know decision to do business in the wrong way indicates lack of the lack of real belief

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in a loved one providing for your rasa practice, we believe brothers and sisters, Allah is the one providing for us. And it allows providing for us that means if we run our business properly, we do things the halaal we resell things ethically, Allah will provide us with that which is destined for us.

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We need to believe very firmly, how much wealth you're going to make in this world that's already written for you. Your choice is whether you're going to earn it the halabi or the Harambee. That's your last testing. Well, let me decide it doesn't matter how much business you do. This is the amount of sales you're going to make for the day, I just really decided about a law. But your decision is am I doing it the holiday or am I doing it the right way, the wrong way. And the of judgment will be answerable for that

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will be answerable for Allah for how we earned our wealth and how we spent it. So understand that brothers sisters, that we have a collective duty to help each other, to benefit each other. And if you are benefiting me, and I am benefiting you and every Muslim is benefiting everybody else. Society grows. When we set our life goals, when we set our business goals, when we even set our family goals, we need to keep all of this in mind, that whatever we do, should be done in a way that benefits others. Our projects should be beneficial to humanity, our goals should benefit someone else. Our businesses should only sell things which are beneficial. And if we do this, we will

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experience in a piece. Because you're not going to go to bed at night with a guilty conscious, you know, the whatever you sold, and then someone's benefiting from it. And you can't wait for them to benefit from it. And to tell you how much they've benefited from it. So you go to bed happy, knowing that they're what you're selling, it's beneficial. It's not something that you want to do when they're going to discover the fault and get angry with you because you're doing things the right way.

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If we live lives a benefit to mankind, we will experience happiness. And you know, this is something I don't know if you're aware of this. But when people are going through depression, one of the contemporary ways to cure the depression is to serve somebody else. Meaning if someone's going through depression, right, what what the modern counselor will tell them to do is to do some community servers to help out in an orphanage to go in and do some charity. Why? Because when you are benefiting somebody else you feel happy. And one of the primary causes. I listened to this very carefully. One of the primary causes of depression in the modern world is selfishness. Because you

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are only caring about yourself, that you begin to feel guilty, you begin to feel lonely, you begin to feel that you are not good enough, there is something wrong with you. And all of this creates depression, because you are living a unnatural life. A selfish life is an unnatural life. But if you are part of society, if you are helping people, if you are benefiting people, then this pushes that depression away. Because you are now giving back You are now helping and every time you help someone. You feel happiness, every time you make someone happy. I love what's happiness in your heart. Anytime you help someone to either be guilty, Allah helps you to a difficulty. Anytime you

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help pay up someone's debts alone will help you pay off your debts. Anytime that you help save someone from hunger, poverty, Allah is going to help save you from hunger, poverty. So understand this, my brothers and sisters if we benefit mankind, Allah will give us lives of happiness, lives of Baraka and lives in which we have good relationships with people because we are benefiting people at the end of the day. That is what Allah created us for that we be people who worship Allah, and live lives of benefit to society. So the Hadees that we discussed this week was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that the people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to

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mankind. And the most beloved to Allah is to make a Muslim happy to remove one of his difficulties to forgive his debt or to feed his hunger. We spoke about this Hades in details. Next week, we're going to discuss the Hadees which is very short, very to the point. At the same time, it's an entire chapter pic is literally half of our religion. Right? And that is the Hadees La da da, da da da. Don't cause harm to yourself or anybody else. literally half of the show.

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comes from the Saudis don't cause harm to yourself or anybody else. That's next week's topic. This week's topic was pinnable people. Next week's topic is don't harm anybody. As I said, the Sharia is about two things, benefiting society and removing harm from society. So that's what the show is all about. We discussed benefit this week. Next week, we'll discuss the removal of harm, which is very, very important when it comes to how we Muslims live our lives, and how we love Islam. So with that, we come to the end of this week's episode, I hope that you have found it beneficial, and that inspires each and every one of you to go out and live lives of benefit to humanity as we live Islam

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in the 21st century. Allah keepers was steadfast and strong, open our hearts and guidance and makers people benefit and put Baraka in everything we do. Next week, same time, same place Tuesday evening after 9:15pm living Islam, I'm your hostess makanda I will see you all next week, same time. She's

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amin, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh