A very important teaching of Islam is derived from the following hadith:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
” “None of you is a believer until he loves for his brother (his fellow Muslims) what he loves for himself.” (Sahih Muslim)”
I often wonder how everybody’s lives would be, if we were all to embrace and apply this principle in our lives.
Imagine how all the envy, backbiting, jealousy, revenge, greed and all negative feelings would melt away and love , brotherhood, and peaceful co-existence would replace the ugliness of our times.
” Treat others as you wish to be treated” . Think about it.
” Desire for your fellow brothers and sisters what you would desire for yourself “. Think about it
‘Alî ibn Abî Tâlib (radiyAllâhu ‘anhu) said, “What contents a person is five things. For his wife to be agreeable, his children to be loyal, his brothers to be pious, his neighbours righteous, and his provisions in his Lord.” So wish for all those things!!!Not Only for yourself but for others as well.
One of the Salaf said, “If one of you do not wish to fulfil his brother’s needs by sharing his worries or by making invocations (du‘â) then do not ask – How are things? – because it is considered hypocrisy.”
Make dua for your brothers and sisters. In every opportunity you have.
Inshallah, let’s all make dua for each other. None of our own reward will be diminished and the Angels( peace be upon them) will be asking Allah, The Exalted for our forgiveness. Here is a Hadith forwarded to me form our sister Saba. The Prophet (SAW) said, "Whenever a Muslim supplicates for his Muslim brother in his absense, an angel says: 'You will get the same (as you supplicated for).'" (Muslim)