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Social Justice Ep 18
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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“He is Not a Believer Whose Neighbor is Not Secure From His Harm.”
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Right? righteous anger, how to find and channel your righteous anger. Alright, great. So, tonight in chat, let's either we're going to talk about, we're going to sort of switch the tune, we're going to talk about a subject that usually gets covered in a very, very shallow manner. All right, and that's the subject of the neighbor. When you talk about the job, the neighbor, typically when you talk about anything that has to do with the neighbor, you quote, a few very flowers, you know, especially if you live in an apartment complex, are you, you know, you live in a place where no one talks to their neighbors, which just
says, in the discussion of justice, and so tonight, we're going to really dissect the subject, and then at the end, inshallah, we'll go over all the modern applications of this heavy and the Hadeeth that we're starting off with tonight is a hadith of Anna swarthy Allahu taala. And it's in so he had Bukhari that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well, law, healer, human will law healer, human will Latino human. I swear by Allah that he does not believe. I swear by Allah that he does not believe I swear by Allah that he does not believe. This was a way of the Prophet slice of them to emphasize what he was about to say, to capture the attention of the companions, to make them
curious, can you imagine he said this three times and they didn't say Who? So the Sahaba are brought into this discussion, by their curiosity, and also by the gravity of what the prophets lysozyme is saying, they don't believe they do not truly believe. So they said many other sort of Allah, Who is it a messenger of Allah, what are you talking about? So he said some Allah already he was Salam ala de la yet nano Giada, who Bella is
the one who does not, I'm sorry, the one whose neighbor does not feel secure from his harm, the one whose neighbor does not feel secure from his harm. And another Hadith from Abu huraira or the Allahu taala and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, la escuela Janata mela young man who Jarrah who Bella Eco, that he will not enter gender whose neighbor does not feel safe or secure from his heart. So it's that severe that it could prevent a person from entering into gender. Just if your neighbor does not feel safe from your heart have been hijacked by him on lots of data set, that does not mean that you pose an imminent danger to your neighbor. That means that your neighbor because of your bad
character or your bad attitude, does not feel any sort of salon any sort of peace from you any tranquility from they expect something from you. Now I've got to put a disclaimer here. If your neighbor fears you, because they're an islamophobe, and you're a Muslim, and you know, you you go outside and you wave Hi, and they like duck because they think you pulled out a gun or something like that, when you come home with groceries, they think you're bringing home a bomb, that's not your fault. You are not included in this heavy. This is talking about people who are so rude and bad to their neighbors that their neighbors don't feel secure from them. So it doesn't mean that you're
planning to hurt them, it doesn't mean that you actually pose a danger to them, but he or she does not feel safe from you. And when you think about this Hadeeth number one, I want to broaden your scope immediately for this heady. Okay. Our shift, Dr. Hartman Hodge have a whole lot to add. When he spoke about the rights of the neighbor, he said that you know, part of your neighbors right upon you is that you reduce the noise for their comfort. Part of harming your neighbor is that you don't mow the lawn on time. All right, part of harming your neighbor is that you do something that would depreciate the value of your home and the home of your neighbor. That's all part of other that's all
part of harming towards, you know showing harm to your neighbor. We have to really broaden the scope of this headache. So that's the first thing I want you to do. What does it mean to harm your neighbor or to show in
Justice to your neighbor. That's number one, the second part of this Hadith, okay? When you think about the Day of Judgment, and you think about the people that you're going to face on the Day of Judgment, all right, you think about an enemy, you think about someone who's oppressed you, you think about maybe a family member for or against, but you typically don't think about standing in front of a loss of Hannah Montana,
and your neighbors next to you. And Allah is judging between you. You know, that's that's usually not the thought that's going to come to your mind when you think Yeoman keyamo, when you think, the day of judgment, and the profits license that in an authentic hadith, that the first two disputing parties to appear before a law on the day of judgment will be two neighbors, you imagine that that's profound, the first two that will be disputing or that will be judged by a loss of hundreds out of for their disputes, or to neighbors. So when you think about your neighbor, don't think about someone that you might see on the Day of Judgment, like Oh, hey, Randy, I didn't expect to see you
here, right after you go through the whole list of people that you have to deal with on your monthly ama. They will be the first people that you see on the Day of Judgment, and Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask you if you fulfilled the rights towards them, or not. So it might be a good idea if you don't know your neighbors name to know your neighbors name from now. Alright, considering that you're going to see them almost immediately when Allah subhanaw taala starts judging and hurco clarity about in the rights of the servants. So that's the second thing I want to impress upon you the seriousness of this interaction of this relationship in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It's so serious, that the Prophet slice I'm certain there's so many ahaadeeth almost have to run through them, and give a little bit of context to each one to have a coherent understanding and methodology and how we deal with the neighbor. It starts with the profit slice.
This is not what CEA This is not a an order or a command that's given to someone that's being bad to their neighbor.
Can you think of a single incident where the prophets lie, some harmed his neighbor? No. Instead you have all of these incidents of the Prophet slice Allah, showing them absolute lesson, excellence, overcoming evil, with love and mercy and compassion, visiting them when they're sick, giving charity to them. So this is not you know, this is not something that's only to be said to someone who's doing something wrong. What did the prophets lysozyme say? He said, in a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, he said, masala jabril, who you will see me bill, jar hattah, one and two and who say you are with him. He said, gibreel kept on coming to me, and telling me to take care of your neighbor,
take care of your neighbor, take care of your neighbor, take care of your neighbor. Until I thought that gibellini salaam would come to me and say, a portion of your inheritance will go to your neighbor, meaning they are like your family. That's powerful. Because the profit slice and um, is not someone that was ever bad to his neighbor. So what would make jabril keep on coming to him and giving him we'll see of his job giving him this, this order to go do this for your neighbor, go visit your neighbor, go take some food over to them, go check on them, Go give them charity, one of the beautiful narrations from zappitell the low tide I know and there is weakness in the narration.
But it's supplementary evidence that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam found out about the sickness of his neighbor on a routine visit, meaning he did not wait to find out that the neighbor was sick, and then let me go visit him for the first time. The profit slice of them went over there. And this is particularly the case of the young Jewish boy that was passing away and the Prophet slicin and went to visit him and he sat by his bed rest and he and he as he was comforting him, he told them, you know, oh my son, c'est la ilaha illAllah c'est la, la la la. And the young, the young boy looked up at the father, Jewish father, Jewish boy, which by the way shows you and this is very
profound, because I'm doing a publication right now on the early Jews of Medina. That it's not like the Jews were pushed away from the messages to be a neighbor of the prophets license means your neighbor to the message. It's not like the Jews were in an area and away from everybody else. The boy looks up at his Father and the Father says out there. Listen to him.
Okay, so how how much you know, first of all by calling him by his punia which is awesome. They're denote some sort of familiarity and friendship. Right? And also the fact that he says trust him. We know him he's a good man. Right so the prophets lie Selim was routine. In his visits in his checking up on his neighbors in his taking things to his neighbors, in his making sure that his neighbors were okay. The prophets lie Selim did not have to wait for something dramatic to happen. For him to check up on his neighbors.
So he himself so along with Scylla, is being advised by Julian at his salon, you need to go check up on them, you need to make sure that you're taking care of them. And the prophets lie Selim now extends he gives us an entire methodology of how we understand the rights of the neighbor upon us some of these rights are things we'd never think about. Okay, we would never think about but it's pretty cool if you find a way to apply apply them. For example, the profits licenses and authentic hadith jar Oh, Daddy, I have to be done in jail, I will.
That the neighbor of a home has the greatest right to your property or to your land if you want to sell it.
Like that's something you don't even think about that when I put my house on sale. The prophets lie Selim said that the first person you should check with is your neighbor and see if he wants to buy it.
Why? Because maybe he'd have a use for expense, you know, extending his estate, obviously, in the time of the Prophet slice of them the way that homes were, this makes a lot more sense. But still, you know, some how beautiful of a sudden is that? You went over to your neighbor and said, Listen, I'm about to put my house on sale, or I'm going to sell this land. Do you know, before I sell to the public, I just want you to have the first right to it. No premium? No, nothing. You know, I just feel like I have to, you'd probably creep somebody out. If you said, This is my religion. My religion tells me I have to tell you first, if you want to buy it or not. Right, so how long these
are things that are very beautiful. Mohammed is married and macadam, Chef Mohammed is married, he was talking about a man, presumably in the West, you know, they like to talk about these stories in America, in the Middle East. And like, there was a man in america that did this. I'm like, Who are these people in America that keep doing amazing things that we never meet? They said there was this man that used to collect the newspapers. Someone kept on throwing, you know, they throw the newspapers. They don't do that that much anymore. But his neighbor was gone for a very long time. And he kept on collecting these newspapers. Okay. So when his his neighbor came back after a long
trip, he literally walked over with these boxes of the newspapers he collected. And then I was like, What is this? He said, Well, every time they through the newspaper, I was collecting them for you. So that people knew, you know, didn't think that you were in home. And you know, I was just making sure that that your house looked occupied and stuff like that. And he was like in the man, you know, was so amazed. He said, Why are you doing that? So my religion teaches me to do that. And then of course the man takes to have right. This is always the way that the story ends. Okay? Still a beautiful example. You know, again, these are things
that your religion places upon you and expectation here, before you're asked things that don't even come to people's minds, that you do things for your neighbor, that other people do not. There's a sister in New Orleans. So this is one of the amazing people that I can actually talk about. I know her some handle, she was
he was about 65. I want to say 6566 years old, she was a convert. And, you know, she's actually from the part you know, she's from around the Lower Ninth Ward, where the flood had the worst effect on the people in New Orleans. Mashallah, this sister had so much soul mail as parents, I bless her every time she changed her name to Khadija. And she said somehow, when she was born, her parents actually named her a deja. Anyway, they gave her like two names, even though they were in a Muslim family. So she changed her name for these and every time she'd mow the lawn full. Were a black guy and everything he would always mow her neighbor's lawn to. She'd actually go over there. And she'd
mow her neighbor's lawn as well. The front yard. All right. And so Pamela, that was just a check. Now you got to tell your neighbor before you do something like that. But that's something that doesn't even come into people's minds. Like really, you would do that for me? How many people even mow their own lawn anymore? That's aside from the point. But you would do that, for me somehow allowed that that's something that, that that absolutely blew her neighborhood. So there are things that the profit slice on teaches us to do, that don't necessarily lack a modern application, but are not of the norm. The cultural norms that we have here are probably anywhere else. Okay, these are
things that we don't really think about things you know, in some countries have had a lot till now, like very simple, you know, when I go to visit my, you know, some of my family members in certain countries, like where they fill the water tank on top of their house, when the water comes, they got to fill it up so that they can use it in their apartment, or their house, they'll fill up their neighbors as well. out of courtesy. Those are some beautiful sentences that you can apply. And some other places, especially here, we're all becoming isolated. And you know, insular in these these little chambers of ours, we're taking hoodrats chambers to a whole nother meaning now everybody just
kind of isolates themselves in their place of residence. These are things that you think about, but they're things that we have to apply from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He also sets the lice alarm, don't be little things that you could do for your neighbor. So this is a hadith from Abu huraira on the allot of time, that the Prophet slicin him said, Yeah, and he said
A Muslim at UniSA and Muslim arts so he said twice all Muslim women all Muslim women. Law tacky Rhonda Java, Tony de la Tirana, Jarrah, Tony Jarrah, t ha, Willow, Harrison Lucia, the Prophet slicin said Do not be little,
or do not be little a gift that you could give to your neighbor, even if it's a sheep's foot.
Don't be little the smallest thing, the smallest gift that you could give to your neighbor. Don't be little. It was particularly admonishing the women it is Salatu was set up. I saw the alarm and he said, Yasuda Allah, O Messenger of Allah in Elijah rain. So he said, I have two neighbors. So to whom shall I send my gifts? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said in a karate him Mia, ILA a karate Hema minkee so the one that's closer to you to the one whose gate is closer to so the closer the neighbors houses to you,
the more right they have upon you, that's Deaton. Sahih al Bukhari, something small that the Prophet size that I mentioned, in a hadith of Abu Dhabi, or the low tide, and he said, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asani, he commanded me, he said, either to Morocco, either go back to Morocco, if you make broth, broth, he said, make sure that you add water to it so that you can increase its quantity. And he said, Keep in mind, the family members of your neighbors and he Beatty jarak not just your neighbors, their whole families try to keep in mind their entire family. So if you're going to take if you're going to make some broth, you're going to cook some soup or whatever
it is, increase the water. But make sure that you keep enough to take to your families and, and give it to them out of courtesy and kindness. Sometimes courtesy to your neighbor is tolerating, tolerating their annoyances. All right, and that's a that's a big one. Now, this is one where the apartment and the condos or whatever it is the townhouses, this is where you can really relate to the noise. Okay, the noise levels if you share a wall, because in the time of the Prophet slicin, um, you tended to share a wall with another neighbor. And this is a hadith from the Allahu taala. And he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it's an Buhari, that no one of you
should prevent his neighbor from fixing a wooden peg in his wall. You know, like, if you're sharing a wall and someone's got to do something on the wall, and they've got to hammer it in or something like that. It'll annoy you, they'll make noise as they're trying to fix their own wall or do their own thing. So oredo when he said this Hadith, it says in Bahati, he noticed that no one liked it. You know, it was a very uncomfortable, at least for people, because, you know, it's, it's annoying, right? If someone's making noise and stuff like that, it's really annoying. So are we supposed to let this go? So who are they allowed to? And who said, Why do I find that you don't like this?
Why am I finding you not responding? And he said, Well, LA, he I will continue to narrate this Hanif. I know you don't like the headache, but I'm gonna keep on saying it until people get it. You have to learn to tolerate the noise level of your neighbor, is another Hadeeth.
That also from above Allah, the Allahu taala. And with that the profits license that Allah loves three people and Allah hates three people, of those that Allah subhanaw taala loves the Prophet slicin himself, a man who has a bad neighbor, who annoys him and disturbs him, but he bears it with patience and forbearance, until Allah subhanaw taala ends the matter, either during his lifetime, or with the death of one of them.
So Allah subhanaw taala loves a person that will maintain that will allow them to basically tolerate the annoyances of their neighbor until they die, or until the last panel data settles the matter for them that a person would be able to actually tolerate those things. The Prophet sighs I'm also setting a hadith and this is a very simple one. He said, Lisa, you know, lady, yes. Barrow agera Hoda air, he said, so I saw them the believer is not the one who sleeps full, while his neighbor is hungry while his neighbor sleeps, hungry. Notice, by the way, none of these ahaadeeth mentioned Muslim or non Muslim, not a single Hadeeth have a job of the neighbors. If you just go to any
Heidi's database and search the word job, search neighbor, you will not find a single one that distinguishes between a Muslim or someone of another religion as your neighbor, not one, not one. Allah, we even find the hadith of gibreel that kind of jabril use lineable Joe gibreel used to admonish me and command me to treat the neighbor well at the London to analyse what he thought. So I thought that he would grant him inheritance. That Hadith
is actually narrated in the context of Abdullah Ahmed and also the law and
When he was skinning his sheep, he finished two sheep. And he told his son
jaren yahoodi start with the Jewish neighbor. And he was like taken aback by that. So what do you mean start by the Jewish neighbor. And he said to him, gibreel, Ronnie his Salaam used to come to the Prophet slice Allah, and used to admonish him to take care of his neighbor until he thought that he would assign inheritance, meaning even the companions, internalized this concept, that the treatment of the neighbor has nothing to do with the circumstances of their neighbor. And that kind of, you know, gives you some context, if you're talking about the first person when you show up on the Day of Judgment, you see, or one of the first people will be your neighbor.
It gives some context to the grievious pneus of sin or harm that you commit towards your neighbor. It kind of it helps you understand why it's so severe. So the Hadith, very famous Hadith, where the Prophet slicin I mentioned are the companions came to the Prophet, sly Salah, and they said to the Prophet slicin, about this woman,
a woman late.
She prays at night, to sadhak he gives extra in charity, she fast during the day. Let's have fun and she does all sorts of extra good deeds. This is not just a woman that does the basic rebar that that does the basic acts of worship. This is a woman that does all the extra now. All the extra voluntary deeds, but to the deer Ana, she has an abusive tongue to her neighbors. That's it. She's got all of this going for her, but she has an abusive tongue to her neighbors. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the hierarchy here for now. There is no goodness in that woman, she's in hell. She is devoid of heights. She has no goodness inside of her. She isn't hellfire. I love the Prophet slice
Allah judged her Allah judged her entire character, and her hereafter will be of complete loss because of just having an abusive tongue with her neighbor. And in the hadith of women, hybond or the alarm, they said, well, there's another woman does her basics, basics, right, she barely prays her five prayers. She does what she's supposed to do. And then, you know, after that, basically, the only thing is that she's good to her neighbors, is kind to her neighbors, the profit slice. I'm sad that she's in Gemma. She's in paradise. So like the severity, this of this Hadeeth can be understood now. And you know, at half the battle for him a lot of the great Maliki scholar. He commented on
this hadith he compared this hadith to another Hadith that we often find in the same context. The hadith of Al Muslims, the Hadith of the bankrupt person, or the prophets licensor, etc, nominated Muslims. Do you know who the bankrupt person is? So they said, you had a sort of law, it's the one who has no money. He said, No, it's the person who shows up on the Day of Judgment, with their prayer, with their fasting, with their Salah with everything, they show up on the Day of Judgment, and they've got an entire body of good deeds, but at the same time, sub bahagia or baba or schatten Ahava tab, hit that person and an abusive tongue to that person, backed by did that person actually
physically hit that person. So all of these things kept, you know, was just abusive towards all of these, towards all of these people. So the prophets lie Some said that that person their good deeds, all the good deeds they brought, Allah subhana wa tada allows the people that they hurt to line up and one by one, they start to take all of their good deeds until that person is left with no good deeds, no hassle not. And there are still people lined up to take from their good deeds. So the prophets lysozyme said that that person would say, I have nothing left. Allah subhana wa tada would cause those people to start taking their sins and putting it on that person. So they're being buried
in their sin, a very famous Hadith of the bankrupt person. So he commented on this, he said, that this is talking about this is talking about how a person acts with people in general. But the Hadith of the neighbor, like if you do this stuff with your neighbor, you're taking it to a whole nother level of sinfulness. And that's why he said it's compounded. That's why for example, you know, it's an inconvenient or it's not, it's not the most not the best narration or one that you hear about the most frequent, but it kind of matches with the 10 commandments to it. Mr. Little De La Han, who was asked what is the worst of the major sins and he said, to commit adultery with your neighbor spouse.
It didn't just say adultery, adultery with your neighbor spouse, adultery in and of itself is horrible, but adultery with your neighbor's spouse represents agreement.
Be a sin. And also, you know, the greatest betrayal of amount of the greatest betrayal of trust the person who should have felt safe from your harm, you completely did away with that safety. And you and you know, and the enormity of that sin, the gravity of that sin because it led to the hurting of that person is looked at in a much different way. So it's compounded in its enormity, and the way that you treat that person. So the last Hadeeth, I'll share here, and then we'll go to modern applications of this idea of these ahaadeeth. Okay, the profit slice, and I mentioned
the three worst types of people. So we mentioned the people that Allah loves the most three people that Allah loves the most. One of them was a neighbor who tolerates their, you know, tolerates their neighbors sin, or tolerates the neighbors abuses, their noise levels, and all that kind of stuff like that. And they're very generous and gracious, it doesn't stop them from showing courtesy. They don't call the police on their neighbors, they don't yell at their neighbors. And I remember when I was a kid, and I used to always, police I used to play basketball late night all the time. And police used to always show up, and I used to be like, you know, those are the neighbors that we
learned about in Sunday school.
You know, you know, the person who tolerates their neighbors. Those are the people that have lost, loves most now here, and this had Ethan Bharani, the three worst types of people the Prophet's life, I mentioned a bad neighbor, who if he sees something good, he conceals it. If he sees something bad from his neighbor, he broadcasts it. So this is like shining light on the evil of your neighbor, rather than the goodness of your neighbor. Now let's talk modern applications. One thing, so I'll go through the Hadith really quickly inshallah. So you guys can if you if you feel like I missed something, you let me know. So we mentioned the prophets. lysozyme said that he does not believe he
does not believe he does not believe the one whose neighbor does not feel secure from his heart. We mentioned the Hadith, that the first two disputing parties on the Day of Judgment are two neighbors. The first two people Allah will judge between on the Day of Judgment are two neighbors. We mentioned the Hadith where the Prophet slicin said that gibreel the angel Gabriel used to come to me and admonished me and tell me to treat your neighbor well until I thought that he would assign inheritance. Meaning that this is not just something you say to someone who's being a bad neighbor. This is just in general, the amount of hukou of rights that your neighbor has upon you, you're going
to put your house on sale. What do you do?
You ask your neighbor first if they want it. Okay, so this is a hadith where the Prophet slicin mentioned that if you're going to sell your property, the first person who has the right to it is your neighbor before anybody else. The Prophet sighs I'm saying to Muslim women, in particular, do not show disdain or belittle a gift that you can give to your neighbor, even if it's a sheep's foot, the prophets lie Selim telling, you saw the love. And if you have two neighbors, the first person that has the right upon us who, I'm just summarizing everything, then we get to modern application. Now.
The closest person to you often see some stuff if you're preparing broth, or soup or whatever it is, you're making broth, what should you do?
Add water increase its quantity. Take care of your neighbor's family. Good. The prophets lie Selim said that if your neighbor is fixing something in their wall, you share a wall with them. Don't stop them. Even if it's late at night, even if it's bothering you. Let them let them do it. Okay. The prophets lie Selim mentioned, a man is not a believer if he fills his stomach while his neighbor sleeps hungry, all of these different things, right. So let's talk about application. One application.
We'll start off with the bad neighbor.
There's this idea that, well, it's easy for them to talk about this because there's a bunch of Sahaba being neighbors. Right. So what's what's the big deal, a bunch of Sahaba that are being neighbors to each other, they're all good. They don't have the type of neighbors that we have or that we're used to. I have this neighbor that parties all the time, that every time I see I just, you know, take my kids and cover their eyes and say stuff that alone, you know, don't look at them. You know, every time they come home, they've got a bottle in their hands and it's not a water bottle, and they're playing loud music at night. Guess what? I will hanifa had a neighbor like you.
you imagine that? You know what honey for rahimullah shared a wall with this young man that every single night used to get drunk
and used to sing and make loud noise. And he would do this throughout the night.
Young man used to literally drown himself in debts
and come home and get drunk. You know, just imagine the brown paper back because that's when you know is really bad. drinking out of a brown paper bag right? drinking out of a brown paper bag. And he's screaming out a lot of our UI What are your thoughts on a bottle? He said they they forgot about me. They
forgot about me. What a young man they've forgotten. You know he's you know,
mourning and and and whining and talking about how you know the man forgotten me and everyone left me behind and troubled young guy
you know honey for him Allah lets it go
you imagined Mama halifa Rahim Allah called out and so guys I've got this neighbor that's really horrible I'm not saying you have to do anything but
this is the most beloved Imam of his time right? He lets it go the one night a mama honey fracking Allah goes to sleep and he will and he recognized he doesn't hear the guy's voice so either he's sober or he's not home.
So he goes to check on
finds that he's not home. He goes and he starts asking about his neighbor. Alright. So he finds out that he was arrested because he basically got buried in debt. He owed so many people money that they bet he was arrested Rahmani r Rahim Allah several where is he being held? He went he went there. How much money does he owe? And it was 27,000 dinars huge amount of money. Now more hanifa Rahim Allah was also a wealthy man, by the way, right? He paid off the men's debt,
paid off his debt. Young man comes out just think of the scenes of how he comes out. prison if you will already was being held. He comes out and he sees a man with money for him. And he's like, wait, you paid off my debt?
And he told them yeah.
And he was like, but why? You don't want any for him a lot, put his hand on his shoulder and says hello binaca Fattah did we forget about you? Oh young man. Like he used to call out every night a lot only a lot only they forgot about me. So these have we forgotten about you? Can you claim we forgotten about you?
And he actually told me that I missed hearing you at night.
I missed your loud noise at night. All right. lightened up the mood cleaned him up took him home. And some Hannah love that young man became one of them. Oh honey for rocky molars best students used to pray in a soften Oh, well, in the first line of sight authored fidget every single day. completely cleaned up. So don't think to yourself. They didn't have the types of neighbors we have.
That's a fallacy. Second thing is that you want to be so good to your neighbors.
That they would cry over your departure. Like if you put the house on sale, they can be like No Why? Why? What are you doing? The law, Mubarak Rahim Allah to Allah. He had a Jewish neighbor, and I'm loving about it was very beloved by his people, one of the greatest of the early scholars, a student in Malmo hunting for him a great scholar, and
his students kept on asking his Jewish neighbor to sell them his house, want to live next to our teacher. And the Jewish neighbor put a premium on it, he doubled the price. And they said why he said, Well, part of its the value of the house. The other part is having a neighbor as good as I'd love a lot of a guy that takes care of me the way he does. And it shows that much gratefulness and that that type of character, you've got to pay extra to have that type of neighbor. So somehow, if you think about it, and you think this is all craziness, like Well, that's that's not that's not applicable today. It isn't. And I start with myself, by the way, and I know my wife is probably
watching live stream and going like, Alright, we're in trouble. So we start with ourselves. We start with ourselves. What are some practical resolutions? Well, let's start off with method parking.
We do other to our neighbors. We harm our neighbors. When we park in there lots, three flat tires.
doing this for the board. All right. You parked in the neighbor's parking lots, you hurt the neighbors. That's a tangible form of other a tangible form of abuse. The profits lies on this telling you the first person you show up against on the day of judgments, your neighbors, what good do you get out of coming to Salah if in the process of coming to the prayer, you're hurting the neighbors of the mustards, making people hate the house of a loss of Hannah hotel.
All right, that that's where you have to you have to start off Alright, so what about our parking? Do I hurt my neighbor, you know, a lot of Muslims Mashallah like to have big parties. We party a lot. All right, especially certain cultures. And I'm not gonna say any names of any cultures. But like the people that have like seven weddings instead of one, and like they've got a party, like you got all these parties going on. You've constantly, you're constantly hurting your neighbors with all the cars and we're not the best at parking that's other towards your neighbors. Another one is being the first to greet. A very practical application. Don't wait for your neighbor to greet you. you
greet your neighbor first. Don't let it be a chance encounter. You move into a new place. Don't let it be a chance encounter that you happen to come across your neighbor and like Hey, how's it going?
Produce yourself and always be the first one the Prophet slicin taught us always to be the first one to greet your neighbor. That's the second visiting them when they're sick. checking up on them, how's your health so how I saw so beautifully applied by my by my my father and it was, God bless him. really hit it off with the neighbors and somehow I remember lady's husband passed away and then her son and he just constantly visiting them checking up on them and stuff like that. And I remember seeing that night and I was I was amazed by that right? She didn't used to call the police on us when we play basketball late at night, right? There was a there was a benefit that we got from the
way that he treated them but visiting them when they're sick checking up on them. How's your health? Like actually knowing like what they're going through? Okay, is everything okay? Have you been? Are your kids I noticed that you you're walking you know, you got a limp. Are you are you doing all right, checking up on their health showing concern for their health, overlooking their annoyances, tough one, if you've got an annoying neighbor, if you've got a bad neighbor, but actually overlooking the other, if you bring it up, you bring it up so kindly or you make them embarrassed to harm you or abuse you but you overlook their annoyances
asking about them regularly. As we said, the profit slice I'm used to do
offering to lend them things, the profits I sell them.
He actually mentioned he showed us this quality and we find this very frequently in the hobby. This has changed now right? You know, like, like, I remember my parents sending me over to get sugar, get salt or get something from the neighbors right? That stuff is like out of the window these days. Now you've got amazon prime now or whatever it is just shows up at your doorstep. But offering to learn things, you need a ladder you need you need some help. You need my lawn mower you need whatever it is, but try to think of something that you can learn them the profit slice I'm taught us to learn things to our neighbors.
You know, the prophets lie Selim mentioned Hadith and I didn't mention of the Hadith about neighbor By the way, he mentioned in a Hadith, that a person unloading the burden, the attack of their neighbors when they show up off of their their animals. So helping them with their groceries, or your neighbor struggling with their groceries or carrying their groceries, go offer to help them out with their groceries. It's it's a direct application of that Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam baking a little bit extra food desert. When you make food, I made some food. You know, I made videos today. Don't kill them with the video. And you know, please don't kill them with the
video. Don't spice it up too much unless you know that they like that. But you know, I made some extra food. Here's some extra rice. Here's some stuff I thought I'd just bring it over to you bake some extra dessert. You don't like you make it a habit that I made some extra food.
Here's some extra food for you and your family. You know, and they can tell it's fresh. It's not just your leftover, you know cookies from eat. All right, it's actual extra food. Like I baked some food, it's fresh. I thought you might enjoy it, making extra food and taking it over to them
and mow your lawn on time. That's actually one don't lower the property value. Take care of your own house as a means of taking care of your neighbor. May Allah Subhana Allah allow us to fulfill the rights of our neighbors upon us of our families upon us of everyone around us upon us. Of course more than anything else, the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us. I mean questions