I wish I had been reminded of this last week! what is sad is that I have heard many Muslims brag about not wanting to be around other Muslims. With all of our faults are we that bad? Sure there are individuald you may not want to be bothered with, but in general? The whole community?

I think it’s time for a great big hug and a kiss from me to you…

Yella Discuss!

Religious Brotherhood & Its Benefits
By: Shaykh Saalih Bin Fawzaan Al Fawzaan

-Be Fearful of Allah the Most High and know that brotherhood in the religion outranks relational brotherhood.

– He the Most High says, ”O you who believe! Take not for Awliyaa (supporters) your fathers and your brothers if they prefer disbelief to belief. And whoever of you does so, then he is one of the wrong-doers.” (surah at-Tawbah :23)

– From the rights and benefits is the obligation to reconcile between the muslims when there occurs differentiation and disputes between them, or enmity and division occurs between them. He the Most High says, “And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you all against the one that rebels till it complies with the Command of Allah, then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly and be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are equitable. The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah, That you may receive mercy.” ( surah al-Hujurat:10)

– Also from the rights that muslims and believers have upon each other is respecting each other’s honor, and abstaining from lowering each other. He the Most High says, ”O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let some women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult ones brother after having faith. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed wrong-doers.” (al-hujurat 49:11)

-Allah the Glorious forbids the men and women from ridiculing each other, for it may be that those that are being mocked are better than the mockers in this world and the hereafter. And mockery does not emanate except from the deficient. And Allah has forbidden Al Lumz (slander), and He has forbidden insulting one another with nicknames, and that is calling a person by a nickname that he has not been named with, and al Laqb is what hurts a person when he hears it. Some of the Mufasiroon have said that from it is, ” Yaa Faasiq” (o sinner); ”Yaa Kalb” (o dog); ”Yaa Himaar” (o donkey). And indeed mockery and slander and defamtion with nicknames have been named sins by Allah, and this is a proof of its repulsiveness and ugliness, and its a proof of the obligation to stay distant from it.

– He the Most High says, ” O you who believe! Avoid much suspicious, indeed some suspicious are sins.” (surah al hujaraat:12). ”And spy not”(surah al hujaraat:12). At Tajassus(spying) is looking for the shortcomings of the people. Allah has forbidden looking into what has been hidden from the shortcomings of the people and following the deficiencies of the people. ”Neither backbite one another.” (surah al hujaraat:12)

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