Hadith Series – #11 – Doing THIS Will Raise You In Status

Tom Facchine


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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of forgiveness and humility in building a foundation for peace and integrity. They explain that forgiveness is not a means to improve one's position, but rather a means to increase others' chances of being accepted and respected. The speaker also mentions a contemporary who emphasized the importance of forgiveness as a means to increase one's chances of being accepted and respected.
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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that charity does not decrease money giving a charity does not decrease your bottom line. And he said that pardoning people does not do anything to damage, Your Honor. And he said that to have humility is not debasing, it's not going to debase you, it's actually going to raise your station. And these three things go together, because it's the opposite of what we expect. The first example is way more kind of immediate, because we believe in the material world, we believe in numbers, we believe in dollars and cents, right? We forget about blessing and Baraka. So we see $100 Say, if I give $100 That's it, I don't have $100 anymore. That's

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loss, a lot of saying, if you give it trusting, and Allah, she give it to charity, then Allah is going to bless that giving and make it return to you at least as much as what you gave, if not more. So that's a very, very spiritual practice. It takes a lot of spiritual maturity, to be able to have that trust to be able to give that $100 away trusting that you're going to see it back and then some, it's completely the opposite of what we would expect. And so it demonstrates kind of the trust that somebody has, or the lack of trust that somebody has and pardoning somebody. The next part the second third, pardoning somebody does not do anything to a person except to raise them in honor. Why

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is that suitable? Why is that fit the context because we're afraid that if we forgive somebody, we afraid that if we pardon somebody, we're gonna get walked all over. We used to have this sort of this thing of Medina Actually, it's more relevant to the last third. So I'll save it. We're afraid that if we pardon somebody that we're going to look weak, that our forgiveness is going to be interpreted as weakness, we're going to get taken advantage of Allah subhanaw taala said no through by giving this hadith of the Prophet sly salaam, the prophesy seldom said that if you forgive and pardon other people, it's only going to raise your honor. In the last part, being humble, being

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humble is not going to lower you or debase you is only going to raise you this is something we had a hard time implementing when we were in, in Medina, because as religious people, we were already to be all about the humble, meek, you know, student, whatever. But we found that society that that that didn't do anything for us that you kind of had to be a jerk, if you wanted to get your rights, things that happen all the time, you'd get cut in line, or people would trample over your rights to take things from you, or all these sorts of things. It was very, very difficult. And some of us caved in realizing that if I just act like a tyrant and a jerk people will respect me and I'll get

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what I want. You bust in there's a huge line of people waiting, you start making a fosse and then you get to the front of the line, you get what you want. That's how it worked. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said here, that's not the way that the person of faith shouldn't cave into those sorts of things that if someone is humble that it's only going to raise them in status, whether you see it immediately or not.