Empathy – Caring For Others

Zahir Mahmood

Channel: Zahir Mahmood

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similar manner Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa salatu salam

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ala say the masa de mowlana Mohammed.

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While early he was Herbie he woman to be a homebuyer, Sonny Liu Mateen wabag respectively brothers elders, just as salaam aleikum, wa wa.

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I'm sure we've all thought about this,

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that the world

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would be a far better place. If people were more caring,

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less selfish,

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more compassionate.

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Wouldn't the world be a far better place than it is today, if all of us embodied these characteristics,

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that we cared for each other,

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we went out of our way for other people, other people went out of their way for us.

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And these are the teachings which the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam both embodied and disseminated.

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Today

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in a global village,

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where we see what's happening in the entire world, we're not oblivious of it.

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9 million people die of hunger every single year.

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9 million people.

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A child I just passed away 123 As a child, I just passed away 123 another baby has just passed away because of hunger. every three seconds.

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A child in this world in this global world passes away because of hunger.

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Imagine what must go through the mother's mind when she sees her child passing away out of hunger.

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And man has reached the moon.

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Some Marines have scraped the bases and the bottom of the oceans.

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But humanity does not have that much care

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that they can provide a morsel to keep a child alive.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said do you want me to come? Help? Do you HIPAA he may have a policy that none of you can be a true believer

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until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself.

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The most easiest interpretation of this hadith is this, that you treat other people like you want to be treated yourself.

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You care for other people like you want to be cared for yourself. You look out for other people like you want other people to look out for your loved ones. None of you can be a true believer.

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And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with these teachings

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and he disseminated amongst the Sahaba of the Alon home and he made them rich.

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But this rich was not necessarily financially rich. He made him rich in the heart. As he said, the true richness is the richness of the heart. Some people today are so so so poor, that the only thing that they have is when

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they are so poor. They have no character they have no love. They have no close ones, but what they have is money. That's how poor they are. And their message of Allah said true richness to riches in the eyes of Allah. True richness in this Deen is that the richness of the soul

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and this is what the Messenger of Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Islam came with this message. Imagine

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9 million people die out of poverty out of hunger. Every single year. 1 million people have died because of COVID.

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And the world is in lockdown.

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Why? Because poverty strike those who are the uncle

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Catch your goals, those who don't have a voice, those who are poor. As for COVID, it don't see black and white, it doesn't see rich or poor, it doesn't see the west or the east. It goes for everybody.

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And this is why those with the riches need to protect themselves from this virus which they can't even see. But let 9 million people die. their child die every three seconds, it doesn't matter.

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And the message of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah sort of bought these teachings to a degree in the title of

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the lotto, you had no mass communication. You did not live in a global village, if any person died in any part of the Muslim world, and the locals could have assisted that person. But he died out of hunger because they did not assist him. Or was he olana would take dia would take blood money from all those in that area. Because it was their responsibility.

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And this is why brothers, we need to go to a degree back to the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the superlative teaching one line, these amazing teaching, which change a group of people to people who would give preference to others over themselves.

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One day, a visitor came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said a message of a llama hungry come from far away, I have nothing to eat. So the message of Allah now sends to his house. To find out the only thing that the message of Allah had at home was water, the wife said we only got water. So he sends to the next house, water next house, water, mix house water, nothing besides water in the house of the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah and insulin. So the robot is Allah and there was a lot of addresses the Sahaba says, which person can take this individual home and feed him? So abutilon? Sorry, roseola. And Luke said omeo, Mr. uvala. So he goes home. I say to his wife,

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what do we have to eat? She said, the only thing that we have to eat today is enough for our children, nothing else.

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So I will tell her says, Put the children to sleep hungry.

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So the children are put to sleep hungry.

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Then he says, even then there is not enough food for all of us.

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It's only for the guest. So he said, no problem. When you bring the food out, you place the food, not that it's lanten. knock it down. So he goes duck, and then take your time in fixing it. So the person our guests will think that we are eating with him.

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And he will finish eating and we won't eat much it's upon Allah. Imagine this was doing it for a person that they don't even know. didn't even know this person.

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So they do this, the entire family goes to sleep hungry.

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The next morning he goes to the company and the verb is on the line. And Allah had revealed to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What happened? And Allah revealed the verses, your theater owner, Allah and for saying hello cannibal kasasa they give preference to others over themselves, even if they are in need themselves. Even if they are in need themselves, they give preference to others over themselves. Look at this.

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Nobody's telling you to go sleep hungry, amigo hungry. But let's embody some of that compassion.

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Some of that love, some of that teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he bought. And remember, it said, Never ever think that any nice words of compassion or statement of compassion, or, or accidental compassion is not waiting the scale of Allah subhanaw taala will lie You and I do not know what might be beloved to Allah subhanaw taala the Messenger of Allah said, do not regard any words of good any action of good as light, even smiling in the face of your brother.

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smiling at your brother

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is a sadhaka

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and the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a woman came to the house of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the Messenger of Allah is not at home and he is at home. So she comes in she says, We're poor. We're beggars. Give us something.

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So what does she have at home? Look at this, Mama. What does she have at home? She has three

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dates,

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three dates.

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The House of the greater gracias a la la la wa sallam, they have three dates. So she gives them one, each one to the one daughter, one to the mother and one to the other daughter.

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The daughters eat their dates. The mother being a mother, being a mother, she looks at the date

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and she breaks the date into half. And she gives one half to the child and she gives the other half to the child and she doesn't eat the date.

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Later on the Messenger of Allah came out when he said it did anybody come and she told him the story of the two daughters and the mother. And they were very similar and they were some of them said because of the action of the mother

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because of the action of the mother Allah has made Jenna watch him upon another generation of robots Hello my name is Salim said Allah has removed from the fire. Well Leia when I read this Hadees I say inshallah, inshallah Jenna will be watching for all our mothers

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Jenna will be watching for all our mothers because of the sacrifice that they made for us.

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Never regarded actually liked for you don't know that caring how heavy it is in the scale of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you know the narration about the man

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who removed the lug the branch out of the way. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I saw him I saw him in Jenna. Enjoying the pleasures of Jenna I asked why is this man in general, they said this man removed a log out of the path that Allah granted him gender because he cared about people.

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Remember the story about the woman who gave the loose woman the woman who was a loose woman, and she gave water to a dog?

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Not just nupoc

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dog and Allah subhanaw taala love the action of kindness so much that Allah granted her Jenna forgave all her sins.

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We don't know. Or action is beloved to Allah, that we will only know on the Day of Judgment. But one thing we know for me, yeah, Miss Carla

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era, that we know that if you do an atom's weight of hate in this dunya you will see it on the Day of Judgment.

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If you smile at somebody in this dunya and you make somebody happy, you will see that on the Day of Judgment.

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That if you give somebody makes somebody happy, you will see that on the day of judgment that we know.

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And this is why brothers, sisters, we need to be people who have kind judges. Not everybody has money. Not everybody can give money.

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But you could still be conned.

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You could still smile. Make sense a car could still go out your way and assist somebody. You can help with a soup kitchen, you can help your neighbors you can help your parents you can go and visit some of your elders. You can help in the masjid, you can help in the modasa you're rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala but you must listen but you must give from that which you love.

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Lenten Allah Rotten Tomato hipbone you will never attain piety until you spend from that which you love. And here doesn't mean just wealth.

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You're on 150 pounds an hour.

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You're on big rates.

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Your time is very precious. A lot I'll do is I'll just get 150 pounds and I'll just give it to so far Institute. No, no spend from that what you love, Sprint from your time spent from that which is precious to you. Go out of your way and you will see that you will be a person that Allah will enrich your soul.

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But all of the Allah Allah was passing away was this amazing example, when Omar was passing away?

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Oh, I'm gonna call this Abdullah Omar. He said Omar Abdullah doe and ask Ayesha about the alarm her and give her my Salaam bed but don't give us love for my mirror what we need because the Muslims today don't have an amine, give her my Salaam

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and ask her can Omar be very next to the message of online abubaker

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so Abdullah he goes and a man oh man he stabbed a number

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times.

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Abdullah goes, he knocks on the door, we find it out of the Atlanta crying. And he says Omar gives you slums.

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And he asks,

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Do you give him permission to be buried next to the mercy of Allah and Abu Bakar?

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And I said, Oh the Allah Allah says, I had reserved that place for myself.

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message of Allah was a husband, Abu Bakar was a father. I had reserved a place for myself, but I give preference to Omar over myself. Imagine Subhan Allah today. Imagine when you go for hygiene O'Meara imagine when you walk past that place, it would have been the mercy of Allah, it would have been a boubakeur, it would have been I felt the alarm Ha.

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But she gave preference to amuro meaning

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the alarm over herself, though is not just wealth, brothers and sisters.

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What do you have to offer because we all have something to offer, and you have nothing to offer? I tell you what you have to offer your kind words to offer.

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kind words, your neighbors, kind words your person leaves a smile, make somebody happy, make a change in the world, because this is what the world is on the line. They were sort of bought. He bought these teachings, not because they're meant to be in books and every time molana mentioned them on Juma and we said Mashallah, wah wah, Mashallah. And then you see what your bank balance is accruing? Is it a more and you never given anything in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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You never given anything? Or you can very, very little.

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Oh, but it's COVID. We don't know what tomorrow holds for us. That's when the greatest sadaqa is, isn't it? the mercy of Allah said, a man cave is a measure of Allah. Why is the greatest guy he said that his greatest other guy is that you're healthy, you're optimistic. You want riches, and you fear poverty, but you still given the path for law.

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He still given a path of Allah because you trust the worth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Messenger of Allah said three things. So Lawson oximeter la hiner the Messenger of Allah did three things. I take an oath upon three things I take an oath one Manasa motto abdomen, South Africa, no man's world with ever, ever decrease. If he spent in the past one law.

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Allah is the one who gave you first. And Allah is the one who will give you a gate and ally, the one who will give you a date and alive The one who will take away from you one day when you don't give.

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And this is why we have an OB Subhana Allah, you know the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once in a mushy the lady came to him as related by Muslim minister he, a lady came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And she saw the clothes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were old, they were tacky, they were torn.

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So she went home.

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And she sewed a cloth for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam at the mercy of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and she gave it to him.

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And the moment is de la la voz de la is now giving the dose is in the machine. And one man sees the rest and loss on this new clothes at the mercy of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam is wearing and he says

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a message of Allah they look so beautiful. Can you give them to me?

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Can you give them to me?

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You know, they say that statement. He only has the shirt on his back. You heard that statement. The only thing that he has to his name is the shirt on his back. This was the only real cloth the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the perfect storm of light lives on him took it off. And he gave it to him. And then ration mentioned the animals died and he actually needed it. He was actually massage towards it. And the volatilization took off that shirt, and he gave it to this person and the Sahaba turned to him and he said, How could you do that? You know the state of the message of allow Could you ask him? Well, the only good shirt he has,

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is a Bala. He The only reason I wanted it. It was I wanted the Baraka of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I wanted to be buried.

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I wanted to be buried in the cloth of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He said well, I had no other intention besides this. Look at this. Pamela

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You know that they call it an Arabic eastar? Where you give preference to others over yourself. nobody's asking us to give preference to others over ourselves, but act let's act upon the Hadith. We want to treat other people like we would like to be treated ourselves. You know Imam ghazali look at look how good actions have an impact on other good action. Mr. ghazali. As I mentioned that Jaffa Vitaly Jaffa, Vitaly was the cousin of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi Salaam. So he said he goes to a place called de Ha.

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And in a place that they are and is a black, African slave, the young boy.

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And he sees this white youngster working. And then at dinner time, he sees the youngster sitting to the side and the dog comes to him.

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And he takes his food and he throws it to him.

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Then he said, Take some more food, and he throws it to him. And then he takes some more food and he throws it.

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So Java abita liberal, the Lando is watching this.

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And he's astonished. And he says to him, why are you feeding that dog said because the dog has nothing else besides me to feed it. And I feel ashamed that I eat and the dog remains and hungry.

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said so you gave preference to the dog over yourself? He said yes. So what do you have left to eat for the rest of the day? He said I have nothing. Everything I had I gave it to the dog

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Jafar. So this is the Sahabi, the cousin of the Messenger of Allah, the One who is known with the one with the two weeks where the Messenger of Allah said when he was Shaheed I saw Java flying in general with the angel that Allah replaced these two are the two wings. Java says, Hi, this young man is more this young man is more generous than I am.

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So he buys the garden.

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He frees the young man.

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And it gives him a portion of the cart.

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See, good actions are contagious for good people.

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If you have a family where everybody's stingy, and always aspiring, you know for more denier denier, often it rubs off on the other person. But if you have a family, if you have a community, who are always trying to do good actions, first typical Hydra as Allah says, hasten to do good actions,

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then you will always try to do good actions. The prophets of Allah alayhi wa sallam was once walking I finish on the story, the rest of you will last a little while they were sitting was the one walking with a person who never knew and never met this man before. He's walking with this man. And he comes to a branch and he breaks the branch.

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And the and then he breaks the branch into two and one is st and one is crooked, and it's for the miswak and it gives the straight one to this man and he keeps the crooked one for himself. So this man says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, he never met the mercy of Allah. But he marveled at the kindness of this man. He said, Why did you give me the strict one and why did you keep the crooked one yourself? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said because on the Day of Judgment, Allah will ask man regarding abundance of companionship.

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And I want to tell alarm that day. Oh Allah I gave him preference over myself. For me Yeah, Miss Birla them with them feeling Yara

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whatever good action that you do. Even at the atoms week you will see it by Allah. And whatever evil action you do, even if it is an atom seed, you will see it by Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who do good actions that we care for each other man last month I made this on my like it was once upon a time

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that there were people who cared for other people, they treated other people like they wanted to be treated themselves. barakallahu kokkola Haman salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah

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