Hadith of the Day #14 – Do you want to Protect your Honor

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The speakers discuss the importance of protecting one's Islam and respecting others', as well as protecting one's privacy and honoring others'. They stress the need to remember that Islam has gone further ahead and teach people to protect their spirituality. The speakers also emphasize the importance of having proof of wrongdoing and a plan of action to avoid harms, as well as caution when dealing with people who commit crimes and do not do well in society. They stress the need for evidence and a plan of action to avoid harms, and emphasize the importance of protecting and covering up someone's faults to avoid future workplace workplace workplace workplace workplace.

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Welcome to another segment of Hadith of the day, where we take a quote of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and understand it in our current context. Before I go any further, I hope you all are doing well ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us all. I ask Allah to protect our families. And during these tough times, they are a lot of Muslims who have lost their lives. Battling COVID 19 We ask Allah subhana wa Tada to give them a place in Jannah. May Allah give them a piece of jargon for those of Allah Amuro Berala mean,

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brothers and sisters, one of the most essential things as human beings that we all need is companionship. You know, when you talk to a child, like we see in daycares and so forth, what's one of the key things as we as they use as a as a means of punishment, we they put them in timeout. And what that does is that you take them away from everyone else's companionship, and you put them in a corner, that is a source of punishment. Even when you see in many prison systems around the world, there's something called solitary confinement, where in a small place, you get divided and separated from everyone else, and you're happy, you happen to be in a small place locked up, sometimes for

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weeks and months. And for years, that is a means of punishment. The reason why they use that is because once again, human companionship is very essential for all of us. Now, when it comes to human companionship, you know, we can live with a little less money, it's not a problem. We can live with a less fancy car, we can live with a less, you know, less of a big house, if we have like a middle sized house or a small house, we can still somehow live with that. But first one thing that we cannot live without in a community, and in a society is our honor, dignity and our reputation. Imagine if someone found out that we had done something wrong. Imagine if someone found out that we

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did something. And we're not very proud of of ourselves. Imagine what would happen to our reputation, my family's reputation, my my spouse's reputation, my children's reputation in society, everyone will talk about it. This is why we find that people who do good things, why is it that they like to do those good things in public? Because this raises and increases their honor, their dignity in the society? And why is it that when people do haram and they do wrong things? They do it in secrecy? Why? Because if people were to find out that will destroy their honor, and dignity and respect, so the honor of a Muslim in itself is something that we all as a Muslim, we need to look

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after, and we should protect. But at the same time, Islam has gone even further ahead and has taught us that one is to protect your own honor, dignity and respect. But then how do you respect and how do you protect the dignity and honor of other Muslims? That is where the Prophet SAW Allah, why is some he has taught us something very, very valuable. You know, in the Farewell Sermon of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is you know, first of all, he begins the hot button

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by saying that, I may not be with you for a very long time, so please do lend me your attention and lend me your ear. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he starts off by talking about the dignity and the honor and respect of a Muslim. He is saying to the Sahaba, that just like you consider this month, the month of the hijab sacred, you consider this day sacred, just like you consider the city sacred, just like that. So is the blood of a Muslim, the property of a Muslim. And within that comes the honor of a Muslim. All of these things are also sacred. And what's important to note from that is that you know, when a person is about to give an advice, they may give a five,

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six advices. But the very first advice is always the most crucial one. Like for example, when you go back to the story of law man, and while he was advising his son, what's the very first advice he gave to his son? He says, Yeah, Bonilla, Allah Tusheti Kabila? That's the first advice. Do not ever associate partners with Allah do not ever come and share it with Allah subhanho wa taala. So keeping that in mind, the Prophet SAW Selim he, we understand this concept now that the first advice is always very crucial. Likewise in this Farewell Sermon,

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This was the very first advice given to all the believers, that if you believers and if you people are going to be after each other's dignity and respect and reputation, then you will crumble within, you will be destroyed from within. And if you are destroyed from within, then think about your enemies and think about the people who oppose you. They will be happy when you are as a Muslim Ummah, you are crumbling from within and internally. And so how are today we see this happening with every single society, every single community, everyone is trying, I mean, not everyone, but there are there are efforts and there are people whose efforts are to put down other people to, to violate

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the sanctity of someone else's rights, or to you know, take away dignity and honor and respect from someone else. So this is why it's very important that we cover and we understand the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which happens today, today's Hadith. This is a Hadith Narrated by Abu Huraira Ravi alotta on which is found in Sahih Muslim, where in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, layer yes to the other, don't ya be done. Now yesterday I don't know. I will then feed Donia in cetera who Allahu yarmulke Yama, a very short, beautiful Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salam. He says no servant covers the faults of another servant, that Allah

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subhanho wa Taala will cover his faults on the Day of Judgment. Another Hadith actually a very similar hadith is a Hadith that we you and I we have heard is Monsanto, Monsanto Muslim and Satara hula hula Yamanaka Yama, the whoever protects whoever covers the faults of someone, Allah will cover their faults in this dunya in the aka. Now think about this brother and sisters, how much do we you know, usually first of all, is we should never go and spy on other people, we should know we we should never go and start looking into other people's faults and so forth. Here the Prophet SAW Solahart is someone's talking about, imagine if some news came to you, you were unintentionally or

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unintentionally, it came to you, you know looking for trouble, you know, looking for faults and deficiencies within others. But it just so happens that you stumble upon it. Or let's just say someone told you about it. Now in that case, what do you do, we had to we have two choices. Either I want to become famous, or I want to become well known, or I like to become you know, you know, somewhat recognizable in society. So if I share someone else's faults with people in my community, then people are going to have you know, people will come to me, and they'll call me and they'll say Where did you hear this and then I will be you know, I'll be engaging in dialogue and so forth.

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Either I can do that. And in that case, the Prophet SAW Allah hottie with some says, Allah will expose that person secrets, and that person's faults in this dunya and akhira. Or the other option is that we can keep it a secret, and we can keep it hidden. If it's hidden, let it be hidden. Now, if someone else exposes it, that's not our fault. We are not going to be held accountable for for this on the Day of Judgment. But if someone else exposes it, that's that's on them. If we keep it covered, Allah will cover up our faults. Brothers and sisters, we all have deficiencies. We all have shortcomings. I'm sure that there are skeletons in our closet too. We all have skeletons, skeletons

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in our closet. They're always something that we may have done in our life that we're not the most proud of. But this is where when we cover other people's faults, Allah will cover our faults in this dunya and akhira. Just think about this. Imagine we are standing on the Day of Judgment. I come before Allah subhana wa taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that in the dunya, I had the opportunity to cover someone else's faults, and I did not on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa Taala will show the entire world at that time, our parents will be there, our spouse will be there. Our children will be there. Our community members will be there. People had who had so much honor

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and dignity, dignity and respect for all of us. They all will be there on the day of judgment. And Allah will tell them or tell us in front of all of them about the wrongdoings that we had. Imagine after that, when we have any face to show to anyone, we will not think about the disgrace that will happen on the day of judgment for that kind of person. This is why we have an opportunity if I cover someone else's fault today than in sha Allah in the hereafter. Allah will cover my fault, even to the point and to the extent that imagine if someone is coming to you, and they're trying to bribe you I mean how

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When she says happened, people, Muslims are bribing one another, I'll give you money spread this word out, because they know that this person, when he says a word when he says something, everyone listens. So then there is bribery that takes place around Muslim Omar, today, I'll give you money spread a bad word about that person, whether it is right or what is wrong, it is both that it is a slander is an accusation. That doesn't matter. Because at times, we only look at the temporary gain. This is why it is very important that we protect and we take care of the dignity and the honor and the respect of someone else. And when we do that, we are in turn, and on the flip side, we are

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protecting ourself. Now the last thing I do want to cover is this question usually comes up is, what if there's a person who's doing a lot of wrong, people are being affected by this, for example, there is a person who's committing theft in the community, or there's a person who is who's who's involved in bad business dealings, that every person that they get involved with, there's something wrong that goes into that business, or someone takes the money of someone else wrongfully. So in that situation, when you have a situation in our community, when there is a person that they are harming other people, first of all, is we have to remember the rule is for every single person in

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that community, that every person is innocent until proven guilty. That means that if I'm going to declare, and I'm going to say that this person is a criminal, and this person commits crimes, that he committed staff, and he does wrong, first of all, I need to have the backing and I need to have proof, I cannot simply say that I believe this, because that becomes your word versus their word, you need to have proof, then the next thing is, the next thing is that you need to I want to have proof that you need to have a plan of action, meaning that that person cannot be socially degraded. Now, if they are doing things within a society, we can warn people in general, but we cannot put

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that person down. Like for example, if we can prove that that person is wrong, and that person is cheating other people, that we can make a rule as a society and as a community, that there are some people who are doing bad business dealings, please be careful in who you do business with, you can say something like this. And then on the other side, some people who are close to that one person, they can go to that one person and try to talk to that person that do not do this, and this is not right, and what Allah has said and what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had said, however, if there's a situation where it is affecting the entire community, and anyone can fall into this

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problem, that even in that case, first of all, we need to have proof. Number two is even if we're warning the entire community and society, and even there are some orlimar, by the way, who have said that in that situation, you can tell people that such and such person has a history of doing wrong to other people, please be careful. Now, once again, it should not be that this person is degraded, it should not be that where you know, this is, you know, you have to take care of the honor and dignity as much as you can do not destroy this person's dignity that he cannot go anywhere in life after this. But once again, they should talk to him, try to talk try to talk him out of doing that

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sin. And not only that, but try to make the community aware as much as you can, without destroying the dignity of that person. Because this is what what this is what we find the Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim. Now at the same time, there are people who have said that no, if a person is committing a crime, then we cannot expose them because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, If I expose them that I will be exposed. That's not what this says here. This hadith has a context to this. And that this, that situation does not apply here in this hadith. This is where you have a person who's harming others. And one of the things that we find in our mouths to shatter iya is to protect our life, to

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protect our wealth, and so forth. So if there's a person who can jeopardize that, then we have to take precautionary steps to eliminate that there is nothing in our deen that says, No, you cannot you cannot tell people about this person. Or you cannot tell the responsible people of the community and society about that person because I'm exposing their faults. This is where this hadith cannot be applied. So this hadith once again, is when you know a secret about someone or when you see that that person's secrets are harming anyone else. To keep that secret to yourself. You know that a person has committed a sin. You've probably caught that person. Keep it to yourself. Someone tells

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you something about someone else that they have done something do not go and spread and spread that because when we protect other people, Allah will protect us. This is how Allah subhanaw taala works. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala

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To give all of us ability to protect our dignity, honor and respect, and may Allah give all of us ability to protect our Muslim brothers and sisters, and their honor and their dignity and their respect admirable Alamy Zach Mala Hey Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh in

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