Minute with a Muslim #280 – It’s Important To Develop Your Faith
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I mean elkaar we hire on what a habit will allow him and let me know by Wi Fi, quarterly, higher, equalling higher. It says that the strong believer is better than the weak believer, and more beloved to Allah, and in both of them is good. And if we'll stick with the interpretation, that strength and weakness is talking about the faith, which is definitely the law here of the text, the the apparent meaning of the text, it's not talking about physical strength, it's talking about the strength of your faith, then, one of the important lessons of this hadith is that, first of all, it's important to develop your faith, every Muslim should take
it upon themselves to try to strengthen their faith, don't assume that your faith is just some like thing you carry around in your bag, and it's always going to be the same, no, it can get stronger, it can get weaker, and everybody has to take responsibility for strengthening it. The other lesson from this hadith is that people with weak faith have value. There's good in people with weak faith. Sometimes in the Muslim community, we only have eyes for people with strong faith. And we only want to see people with strong faith. And we only want to associate with people with strong faith. And whenever somebody with with with weak faith comes around, it makes us anxious, it makes us nervous.
And we feel like we have to either correct them or tell them where they need to be doing something else, or you know, like our whole way of interacting with them. It's as if we don't recognize any good enough, we can become over concerned with what they're not doing and over concerned with what we think they're doing wrong, even to the point where people can fall into backbiting. Maybe they're stronger believers in some sense, but then they're backbiting this person talking about them behind their back about their weak faith, there's good in that person. Don't think that just because they're not as strong and belief as you that they're worthless. The prophets always said, there's
good and there's a lot of people and this is actually something that's one of the amazing things about the Muslim community. There's some people that do a lot of wrong things. And yet, somewhere in them, they love a lot. Yes, there's Knucks, there's deficiency in their love. Because if they loved him even more than they would obey him even more, but but we don't just throw out all the good, we don't throw out the good just because of all the evil a person might really, really truly somewhere they might have one thing that they do that is consistent, that is sincere, that's going to get them in the Paradise, even if they have lots and lots of mistakes and lots and lots of things where they
they do it wrong. So I think as Muslims, we need to do a better job of recognizing and befriending and encouraging and kind of talking up and building up those people who are maybe the weaker believers, they need to feel like the message. The message just can't be a club for the best believers. We need to have that expectation of the messiness for both the strong believers and the weak leaders. And that should be the place where actually the two can get together and do great things together and be a community together.