Tom Facchine – Hadith Series – #50 – Love For Your Neighbor What You Love For Yourself

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses a popular expression in Arabic that describes people as "the ones who love" their neighbor's behavior. They suggest that this expression is useful in explaining how people feel when their neighbor causes problems for them. The speaker also suggests that people should take responsibility for their neighbor's behavior and work towards being happier with their own lives.
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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said while at the Neff CBD, he swears by Allah. And he says Allah you may know Abdon hard tell you humbly Jerry, he only he he may you humbly enough see him on the finale. So this is a slight variation on a well known saying of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, he swears by Allah.

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And then he says, A person doesn't believe until he loves for his neighbor,

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or his brother, or and his brother, what he loves for himself. And there's an expression in Arabic that's very useful here, it's a job a couple of death is that the neighbor

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takes precedence over the house, you can have an amazing house, you can have an amazing living situation, all of the amenities, and the granite countertops and vinyl flooring or whatever sort of thing that you like.

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And if your neighbor causes problems for you, you don't have any peace,

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you're going to be uncomfortable, leaving the house running into them, maybe they're actually going to do things that are going to decrease your property value or keep you up late at night, or any of these sorts of things. Okay. And the opposite is true. If you have you're living in a shack, you're living in an apartment, the apartment has roaches, you know, the doors are falling off the hinges, it's not nice. And I've been there. I know it's not nice, but you have good neighbors, and your neighbors help you and you help them. And all of a sudden, you guys you become greater than the sum of the parts. Right? If your car breaks down, you know that you can get a ride to work if their car

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breaks down the same thing. Right? Loving for your neighbor, what you love for yourself as part of the stamp going out of that. Going the extra mile to make sure that your neighbor is comfortable to make sure that your neighbor is happy, they feel safe. They're happy to see you. They're happy to interact with you that you actually add value and quality to their lives. That's something that Islam says that we should be going for. And that's something that if every single person did it, if every single person did it, then your entire community would be living a happier life.

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