Guidebook to God #09 – Love for others what you love for yourself

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Yahya Ibrahim

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to sacrifice of yourself for the betterment of others is one of the greatest ideals that we have as a Muslim. And this is an internal struggle that a loss of Hannah with Allah has set for us in our way of thinking about other people in our life. See, being self centered, or putting yourself at the center of your life is actually a praiseworthy thing. And it's a really important ideal for you and I to learn what are the things we love, so that we can share those things with other people. And that's a secret of the prophets. I said, lims Hadith, which is an authentically reported Hadith and Bahati, where he says, Now you know, I had to come Hata you're a bully, if he now you're a bully,

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nuptse you cannot complete your faithfulness and God until you love for others what you first have loved for yourself. And that becomes a really important thought, what are the things that I love? What are the things that I hold true? What are the things that are important to me, are really important ways of me being able to assist others and provide others comforts that I have learned are important for me, in fact, Imam nawawi in explaining this hadith in Sahih, Muslim, he says that this thing that we love for others, it is that we love, even for the unbeliever, that we're willing to sacrifice of our time and energy for the unbeliever to have the things that we love, in terms of our

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faithfulness in a law, that we want them to know what is good that we want him to experience righteousness we have in Islam, this beautiful, beautiful concept of giving an idea. So in the day of our Eagle of the heart, which gets its name from older idea of sacrifice, we sacrifice an animal so that other people will be able to have meat and have a good amount of food and sustenance. And in fact, for all of our households as Muslims who have been blessed, we give and share food with other people hoping that Allah subhanho wa Taala will increase us in our prosperity and forgive us our sins. And that's one of the aspects of the Hajj as well. We make the oath here and the sacrifice,

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but I want you to think about that word, the high and older here that we are giving from ourselves to other people. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says linien and Allahu dematteo how Allah Allah whom Allah in the day you've had your whether you're making the sacrifice, Allah is not going to benefit from the blood or from the meet when I can Yeah, Nando hotaka being combat it shows that you have a piety of heart and sincerity in your care for other people. What does it mean to care for other people? What does it mean to sacrifice yourself what it means to sacrifice from your time and your energy and your knowledge and your ability in your even even from your wealth and even from your own

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existence? The prophets lie Selim Allah encourages us through him to recite these verses and sawtell and an colinas allottee. Window tsuki Why am I a woman Mati lillahi Rabbil alameen say to them, oh, Mohammed, that my life and my rights of sacrifice and my sacrifice that I made, when I yo Mati my very totality of life and my prayers and my end of life, all of it is for Allah subhana wa to honor that to Allah, I pray and for Allah I sacrifice and I give to others for my wealth that I have enjoyed, and my my whole existence and my death all of it is towards that very purpose of pleasing Allah Subhana Allah Allah sacrifice of myself may at times be different than what it is for other

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people, some of the things that I cherish the most, for example, might be my time or my free time, and therefore to give from my time for somebody else is a greater sacrifice maybe for me, than to give from my wealth for somebody else, they might not have a lot of wealth and to give from the charitable listener is a greater sacrifice them to give them the freedom of their time, and therefore I want you to look into your life. What have you done with your life for the betterment of others? What have you given from your spheres of influence from your power, from your knowledge from your, you know your time? What good do you possess in your life that you can share with other people

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knowing that that is the quickest way to attaining righteousness? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran in surah, Allah Emraan Lenten Allah will be raw Hatoum, fecal matter a boon, you will never attain that level of righteousness where you are closer and ever closer to Allah until you can separate and give freely from the things you adhere to and love the most. The things that are most dear to you and I in my life, become things that we must be willing also to share and to partake and to part with when it is necessary for the betterment of others. And therefore you see the prophets why Selim was selfless. He was a person who gave from his time, from his honor, from his knowledge

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from his efforts.

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From his wealth, he gave so much of everything in his life that there was this one moment where as he was walking down the street, and man came to me, he said O Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I love this garment that you're wearing, I want to have it in the profits, I sell them at that time, it was a time of poverty in Medina. He had no other fully, you know, clothes, Garmin, no other comedians, he had other things to wear, but nothing that was elegant like this. So he went into the house of a person, and he borrowed clothing from them, and he gave it to this man. And when the Sahaba saw this, they got upset with him. And they said, How dare you ask the prophets I sell

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him for the one coming for that one, you know, nice shirt that he has, it's a one thing you took the clothing off his back. And this man he said, it does not harm me in the fact that I know that I want to be buried and in shrouded in it. I want to have something that I can possess near to the prophets of Allah, how do you SLM in this life and also when I'm in tuned in my grave, so candlelight shows you how much they love the prophets I sell him but it shows you even more how much he was willing to give from himself. And I Sidney Malik are the Allahu anhu Companion of the prophet SAW Selim. He said, LEM s man nebia Sai selama kulu la haut Illa de la ilaha illAllah Never did I ever hear the

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prophets I seldom say La meaning no, except when he said La ilaha illAllah there is no god except Allah subhanaw taala that's how willing and giving he was. That's how able he was to leverage himself and to sacrifice of his time of his energy of his giving in in pursuit of faithfulness, of his energy and his ability to help others Sall Allahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam sacrificing of yourself is one of the great ideals that we have as Muslims. And therefore we look at the concept of the martyr, the one who has given his life up for defense of his land for defense of his people, for defense of his family, for defense of his wealth for defense of his honor, for

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defense of, you know, the weak and the needy. You know, that's how that's why we see those type of vocations where a person is assisting others and it results in them at times, maybe losing their own life or losing some of their wealth, but it was pursuing to fulfilling the needs of others that this can arrive to them at the station of a martyr. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that a Shaheed is not just somebody who died in battle, but from the Shaheed men Matt aduna. Mali is the one who died defending his wealth or his land, where he was at he was out of the he his land, his wealth, his family, his people, his tradition, his faith, all of those are things that are important

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ideals that you and I hold. May Allah Subhana Allah allow us to be able to sacrifice from the things that we love, so that the betterment of others are provided for their needs, and we may or may be deprived of something that we have as a want. May our wants in our heart Come secondary to the needs of other people. May Allah give us a charitable experience, so that on the Day of Judgment, we can proudly say even masala tea when usuki Why am I a woman Murti the law, that my prayers and my sacrifices my life and my death were all for Allah or belie Allah mean? Subhana Allah to Allah? Well, sallAllahu wasallam was he to abetik Allah say at no Habiba whenever you know, Muhammad

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your brother your hair Brahim was Salam Alikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh