Valuing one another

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Brotherhood doesn’t have to be related to a certain group; it’s what every Muslim should call another Muslim in any country around the world, regardless of race, color, or wealth. Since all Muslims follow the same noble religion, have common interests and seek Allah’s forgiveness and satisfaction, no matter what country they live in, they all feel like brothers aiming at the same target.

Here are just some of my favorite hadith that inspire me to evaluate social values around my community.

“You are all brothers, and are all equal. None of you can claim any privilege or any superiority over another,” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said.

Abdullah ibn Umar narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best friend in the sight of Allah is he who is the well-wisher of his companions, and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours.” (Transmitted by Tirmidhi). 

 In Surah 3 1, Vs. 18 Allah (SWT) says: “Turn not thy face away from people in pride, nor walk in the earth haughtily; surely Allah loves not any arrogant boaster. Moderate thy pace when walking and soften thy voice when speaking”.Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also said: “Help one another in righteousness and virtue but help not one another in transgression.” 

Finally, the aim of social values in Islam is to improve relations between Muslims, and create a stable, strong community.

 

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I loved all the hadith stated above.
    If you dont mind me adding ; It is even stated in one of the hadit, that if we are a true Muslim we will/should wish the same thing for them as that we would for ourselves. I love this hadith too,Little does it apply in todays world though.

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  3. Posted by adikbongsu on November 14, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakahtu,

    I love your post sis 🙂
    How I wish that people stop looking at each other based on who they are, their skin colour, language etc. We should just remember that all of us are brothers and sisters. All of us belong to the only ONE race…that is MANKIND.

    Then am sure we won’t have wars and conflicts.

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  4. As Salaamu Alaikum Sis Maryam yes, I really like this hadith
    you mentioned. Good point and jazak allahu khair for mentioning it.

    I wish you always the best in health, prosperity and may Allah’s blessings be great for you and your family.

    🙂

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  5. Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister,

    Mash’Allah I loved reading this post. It is so important to remember not to discriminate against one another. As Muslims we are supposed to be united. My heart breaks everytime I hear a muslim refer to another muslim as less than him because of his social status, wealth, or yes even race. It is so sad and not what Allah or the Prophet(saw) commanded.

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  6. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Jazak’Allah for the excellent reminder.

    May I just add to: “…and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours” – this doesn’t only limit it to the person who lives near you, but for a traveller it’s the people sitting next to you, for a worker it is their co-workers, a student.. their classmate, etc. etc. 🙂

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

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  7. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Jazak’Allah for the excellent reminder. 🙂

    May I just add to: “…and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours” – is not only limited to the person who lives near you, but to a traveller it’s the people sitting around him/her, to a worker it is their co-workers, to a student..their classmates, etc., etc.

    Wa’alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

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