Hadith of the Day #03 – Treating People As You’d Like To Be Treated

Nadim Bashir


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Salam aleikum Abdullah here. Barakatuh welcome everyone to another segment of Hadith of the day, where we take a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and expand upon it and try to understand it within our current context. Today I want to share a hadith with all of you a very simple word, a very simple Hadith the Prophet sallallahu it was a very short Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and the hadith is narrated by Abdullah Muhammad Ali Allah Tala and who were in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said man haha and use Z ha. And in our were you the hadal janitor fell to the Rikku money yeah two who were who were you know Billahi well yo mill here,

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while ye te the nasty man are you able a Utah innate? There's a hadith mentioned in Sahih Muslim where the Prophet SAW Allah hottie was sent them says, Whoever would love to be delivered from the fire Jahannam and be admitted into Jana. Let him meet his end with faith in Allah and faith in the last day and let him treat people as he would love to be treated. There's a hadith of saw him in Sahih Muslim or the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now though this hadith may seem very short, and is very short, but there's a story actually behind this that is mentioned in Sahih. Muslim, the Hadith. The story goes as that there was a person by the name of Abdul Rahman ibn Abdullah Al Kaba.

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He says that one time I enter Masjid Al haram in Makkah, and I saw a person and this person was Abdullah ibn Ahmad, even in Oslo, the yellow line, and he was sitting with a group of people under the shade of the Kaaba. And he says that I went there, and I sat down and because people were gathered around him, I came and I sat down and I began to listen to him. This, this hobby, Abdullah bin Ahmed, he begins to tell people of a story. He says, at one time we were traveling with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he halted at a place. Once we halted, many of us, we began to engage ourselves in different pursuits. Some of us

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began to put together our tents, some people began to take care of their animals. And some of us we began to engage in a shooting or shooting arrows competition. He says that while all this was happening, a person came a messenger of the province on came and said to all of us or an announcer, and says, oh people, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is calling you. So he says, Abdullah bin Ahmed says that we all went and we flocked to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sat down with all of us. And he says, that it is the responsibility of every nation of the past, that they should warn their people and tell them about

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what is about to happen in the future. And then he said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us people, that eventually there will come a time that initially in the beginning days of Islam, there will be some good times times of prosperity. But as time elapses, and we get more into the future, there'll be certain challenges that my OMA will be faced with. And these challenges are going to put their eemaan to the test. And then he said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, that each challenge that will come by in the muscles will have to overcome, they will think that that challenge will eventually end them. Meaning that the problem is saying that people will feel that as each trial

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comes and each calamity comes. You know, they will feel that eventually, this is the end of them, there's no way we'll be able to overcome this. And then the Prophet alayhi salam says that eventually the muscles will overcome that calamity. And then there'll be another calamity that will come. And again, the Muslims will say that this calamity will end us all. And again, the prophesied some says that eventually the Muslims will able to overcome that calamity. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, what I just mentioned to you the Hadith the Prophet alayhi salam were in once again he says whoever would love to be delivered from the fire Jahannam and enter

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into Janna, first of all, they should end and they should die with believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala and believing in the last day, and number three is that they should treat people as as they would like to be treated. So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned about the umara and the Imams and the leaders that will come into the future and the Khalifa that will come into the future and what should be done

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In the case that they are objected, and this man of the Rama Abraham, the rubble Kaaba, he then went to Abdullah ibn Ahmad. And he says that Can you swear that you heard this from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And Abdullah bin Ahmed, he says he points the Hadith says that he pointed to his ears, that Wallahi This is what the ears have heard. And he pointed at his heart. And he said, This is what the heart has maintained, and it has captured from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he says that this is something that I got from Missoula. So Allahu alayhi wa salam. And then he says that what should I do? Because the land that I come from is governed and ruled by a man

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who says he's a Muslim, by he is encouraging wrong. He's he's encouraging people to commit crimes. What should I do, and this man, Abdullah bin Ahmed, he stays quiet. And after he stays quiet, he says, that whatever he orders you to do good, you do that and whatever he tells you to do wrong, then at that time, you cannot, you cannot obey Him, because there is a simple rule. la parte de mclucas McLogan female certain Holic, you cannot obey the MaHA clock while you are disobeying Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is the overall the story behind this hadith. Now, what do we learn from this hadith first of all, is, you know, subhanAllah beak based on the times that we are going

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through right now in this pandemic, and not only that, but if you actually take a step back over the past few years, you know, whenever there was a situation where Muslims will become the main highlight of the news, because of a certain action and so forth. And when Islamophobia would become again increased, many of us we thought that this is Hala, is this the end of us And subhanAllah the province is so true in his words, that yes, indeed, the Muslims will always feel that this calamity will end them and it will not end them and eventually they will get through this. And having said that, in sha Allah Insha Allah, you know, this pandemic that we are going through right now, I truly

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believe in Allah subhanho wa taala, that in sha Allah, Allah Insha Allah, Allah will deliver us from this challenge. And we pray to Allah subhanho wa taala, that he does it much sooner than what doctors and physicians are anticipating. But at the same time, I would strongly suggest that please do not waver in your faith. Do not waver in your deen Do not ever doubt the words of Rasulullah sallallahu today he was setting up and this is why it was so sudden was such a great motivator, he was such a great teacher, he was such a great, you know, caretaker, that imagine if someone is coming to you and I and is telling us that a certain calamity is about to come to you. And what

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should you do in those kinds of situations. Only a person who truly cares about his people will get will deliver that news and will tell us and inform us What should we do in those kinds of situations. And lo and behold, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so beautifully in so many different Hadith, he has told us that all Muslims, all believers, you will come across this challenge. This is how you are to react in that kind of situation. This is how you are to behave in that situation. So this is the very first thing that we learn from this hadith. The second, the second important lesson that I want to really mention, or second thing that we can learn from this

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hadith is that many of us

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we misunderstand what is the meaning of the word the last day, like for example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned in a hadith that mankind you know, Billa, who were your market for your cream for Ukraine by for the whoever believes in the last day, they should they should, whoever believes in Allah and in the last day, they should honor honor their neighbor, and so forth. There are many a hadith where in the Prophet saw something he begins his quote by saying, Whoever believes in Allah and in the last day, what does that actually mean? Does this actually only mean that we have to truly believe in Allah and the Last Day, this is just about believing in

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something? No, not exactly. Whenever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that whoever believes in Allah and in the last day, what that journey implies, is that the Prophet SAW was telling us that a person who is conscious of the Hereafter, a person who's aware that I have to stand before Allah subhana wa taala. And I have to give an account of every single thing that I have done, what I've done to people, what I may have said, to hurt someone, what I may have done with the misuse of my hands and my tongue and so forth, and everything good that I also have done, everything will come be

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For us on the Day of Judgment, and this book, when everything is being documented, and is being recorded, this is such a book that does not leave out the smallest details, as Allah says in the Quran, that on the Day of Judgment when a person will see his book, he will say Mally huddle, Kitab, what is wrong with his book? It's not like as if there's something wrong with the book, what he's saying is that out of frustration that he's shocked that how can this book have recorded every single thing that I have done, this book has not left on anything like today, there might be a record of us or there might be something that we may find that may have, you know, there might be

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some discrepancy in the information, it might be missing out some information. But when it comes to this book, where everything is being recorded, nothing is being left out, nothing is being left out. So this is what a believer does. A believer first of all believes in Allah subhanho wa taala. And what that means is that when I believe in Allah, I do believe that Allah has certain expectations from me. And when I believe in the hereafter, that means that I will have to sign before Allah subhanho wa taala. And once again, the Hadees that talk about or that began with whoever believes in Allah and in the last day, you will see generally, it is talking about the rights of other people,

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meaning what, that if I am not careful about fulfilling other people's rights, I am going to be held accountable for this on the Day of Judgment. So this is the second thing that we learned from this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that we should always be cognizant of the fact that we have to stand before Allah on the day of judgment and given account of everything that we have done. The third thing that we have learned is that there are many orlimar who have debated about this hadith that does this hadith apply to the O'Meara and to the Imams and the rulers and the leaders? Or does this hadith apply to the general public? And while like, for example, scholars such

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as imam or to be Rahmatullah Ali, he has said that this hadith really ensures he applies to the leaders and the Khalifa is and the rulers of the Muslim ummah, majority of this other scholars such as Imam Shafi Rahmatullah Ali, you know, we're ontologically polyurea Rahmatullah Ali, all these other scholars, they say that no, this is in reference to the general public. In fact, Abraham was brutally allowed to, and there's a narration that we find from him in the muslin enough of Ibn Abi Shaybah. And with Asahi, it's not a site sonnet. And that is that he also says a he mentioned a quote, very similar to this, how you Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he mentioned that

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any other Hadith like this is in reference to the general public. So now that we know that this hadith is in reference to the general public, for the most part, what did we learn from this, we learned from this that we should always treat people like the way we would like to be treated. And this was pretty much the, this is what the clock of a Muslim is, we know how we would like to be treated, we should treat people the same way. When someone comes to me. And when someone comes to you, and asks you for sincere advice. A lot of times we do not give sincere advice, because we don't want them to have an upper hand over us, or we want we don't want them to have an advantage over us.

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So a lot of times when we give advice, we you know, there's a lot of things that we leave out we do not give sincere advice. When a parent when it comes to doing something that may hurt someone. A lot of times we only see how we can benefit out of the situation. We don't look at anyone else. Remember brothers and sisters when it comes to a clock, even before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received his first one he before he became a prophet. One thing that we learned about the Prophet alayhi salam is that he had a he had an amazing, he had amazing character, and he would exhibit himself in a way that would be that will be inviting other people to him. This is why going back to

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the seat of the palace is a very well known story, a very well known story that is documented in the seal the problems asylum, that when there was a dispute that broke out there who will place a black stone, they all said when the person came into the masjid, they all said that this man there is no person better than this man who can make a decision amongst us. This is before before the worry of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which teaches us a very, very valuable lesson and that is that even before when it comes to our deen and everything in our deen, we need to have character. We need to learn how to treat people with honor, with dignity and with respect. And likewise, you know

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Subhanallah you don't when it comes to crisis like we are in today. A person is going to be tested. And this is in times like these

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We will truly understand the who is a person who exhibits the character of the Prophet and who is a person who is selfish. Now, you know, subhanAllah we see that today, like, for example, in the market, you know, people are rushing there, people are fighting with each other, you know, over food over toilet paper, and you know, the stories go on. We know we've seen so many videos on WhatsApp and so forth. You know, once again, what we learn from the Prophet Salaam is that when times become tough, this is where a Muslim shows and they showcase the what is the clock of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa set it up. If I go to the store, first of all, I should have a caring nature

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this is where the prophet Allah His son was have a sharing nature, this is who the Prophet alayhi salam is and was, if I go and I don't find something, but that Allah Masha file Inshallah, next time you come, you'll probably find something. So this is the very first thing that we need to really do. Because in times like these, some people are going to become like animals, and some people are going to come out, and they will be very caring about others. And while there are people who are acting like animals, when it comes to the stores, and when they go to stores, you know, subhanAllah, in times of crisis like this, there are people Muslim and almost seem like, and they are going out of

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their way to donate to others, they're going out of their way to help others in need Subhanallah This is times of crisis really shows who you are. So this is this is something that we learned from this hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and not only that, but when it comes to our overall Muslim community, this is not a time to say, This person is religious, and this person is not religious. We all are Muslims at the end of the day, and we should care for one another look after one another. And we should not create these kinds of distinctions within our community. Remember that if a person is a religiously committed Muslim, and they see that there is a person who

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is not so religiously committed, and I treat them a wrong way, because I feel that I am superior than them. This is a sign of Kippur. This is a sign of the Cabal. And it does not matter how much religion you follow, but a person who has kibble is going to lead them down a path that they don't want to go down. So this is why it is very important that in times like these, we really showcase our dignity, our honor, and we respect each other. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that may he deliver us from this crisis. So Allah subhanho wa taala, that in times like these, he keeps us patient, we ask ALLAH SubhanA what to Allah to bring, bring about from us the best within us. And we ask Allah

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subhana wa Taala that whoever has been afflicted by this crisis, or this pandemic in any capacity, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give them cure amenable Alameen desert Mala Hey, a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.