Every Soul on This Planet

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My brothers and sisters,

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it is important for us also to realize on a totally different note that our duty as human beings is to look out for the other human beings. They are all the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is unfair for us to want to survive at the expense of others. So we don't mind if they die, but we should not die. As human beings we must be concerned concerned for all life. Allah subhanho wa Taala has given life and Allah subhanho wa Taala expects us being human beings to preserve life as far as possible. And in order to express this to us, Allah tells us in Surah, two la vida, that if you saved a single soul, a single person, it is equivalent to having saved humanity. Because you're

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following a good teaching, you're setting a good trend, you have done the right thing. So when someone's life is in danger, no matter who they are, it is your duty, to try to save that life. Subhana Allah, and Allah says, if you have, then it's as though you've saved entire humanity. And similarly, Allah says, If you cause the death of one, it is as though you have killed the whole of humanity. Because if you've murdered, you've set a trend and you've started something that probably would trigger a lot of harm, hatred and perhaps killing similar to what you did. So Allah says, if one life is taken away unjustly by you, it is as though you have destroyed entire humanity. And if

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you have saved one life, it is as though you have saved entire humanity. Let's Let's listen to this particular verse number 32, of surah, two nakida Allah says, woman Ah ha ha *a nama hear

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me, whoever has saved a life is equivalent to the one or in reward to the one who has saved humanity at large Subhana Allah. So my brothers and sisters, that is Allah, the giver of life, telling you I gave the life and I want you to preserve this life by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is also a very, very interesting teaching. Because many times we have a crisis, people's lives are in danger. I'm a believer, perhaps they may not be believers. How do I look at them? Well, Allah says, your human beings save the life. What you believe at that particular juncture becomes irrelevant for a moment in the sense that the differences are irrelevant for a moment. Thereafter, you save the

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life, when you've saved the life, perhaps they might look into what made you save the life. They might look into your beliefs, they might look into your way of life, they might want to adopt it. So in fact, by saving lives, you've invited people towards Allah Almighty, isn't he? After all, the common Creator of all May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease and goodness