Strength Is In Community

By Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil

Sohbet on 26th March 2022.

Our Holy Prophet ﷺ says,
‎الْمُؤْمِنُ لِلْمُؤْمِنِ كَالْبُنْيَانِ يَشُدُّ بَعْضُهُ بَعْضًا
“The believer to another believer is like [the bricks of] a building, each strengthens the other.” Our Holy Prophet ﷺ says that Mu’mins/believers should help each other. Because when together, there is strength and goodness. When alone, there is no benefit. For something to work out, there should be a lot. A house cannot be built with one stone. Our Holy Prophet ﷺ is talking about this. People should stick together so that good things are done and so that it is means for goodness. It will be good for both themselves and other believers.

When a believer does something, he should help others as well. To help the needy from all aspects, both physically and spiritually is the order of our Holy Prophet ﷺ and Allah ﷻ. He says, “Stick together”. Believers should stick together so that they support each other. When they don’t, there is no benefit either to themselves or to their Jama’ah/community or to other Muslims. It works when they gather for the goodness of believers.

Otherwise, when unbelievers gather, they don’t do so for goodness. Most of the times, it is for their egos and personal interests. Therefore, they want to divide the believers and don’t want them to come together. They spread Fitnah and immorality between them. If someone is good among them, they feel jealous and envy him. To envy brings no benefit; it is nothing but loss. It is one of the attributes that Allah ﷻ hates and dislikes the most. For believers to cleanse their hearts from it, they should always do goodness to others. Allah ﷻ will give them spiritual power. If they don’t do goodness, their spiritual power will weaken, and they will be in loss. May Allah ﷻ protect us.

Our Holy Prophet ﷺ says, “يَدُ اللَّهِ مَعَ الْجَمَاعَةِ”. Allah’s ﷻ Hand of Power is upon the Jama’ah, the community. It is not with the individual but with the community. Therefore, shaytan doesn’t like gatherings and communities, but Allah ﷻ loves them. The gathering that shaytan likes is a bad gathering that makes up evil things in order to mislead people. The community of believers is for the pleasure of Allah ﷻ. It is for their goodness, the goodness of Muslims and the goodness of people. It is for all people, no matter if they are Muslim or not. The communities of Muslims are good for everyone.

May Allah ﷻ bless our Jama’ah/community and our gatherings. May Allah ﷻ protect them from the evil. Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq.

Al-Fatiha 🤲🏻

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