Thursday, March 22, 2007

Message for Friday - G'd honors those who love others

عن أبي أمامة قال: قال رسول اللّه (صلّى اللّه عليه و آله و سلّم) : ما أحبّ عبد عبدا اللّه الّا اكرم ربّه عزّ و جلّ.
(مسند أحمد)

Narrated from ِAbi Amamah that he said the The Messenger of G'd said:
No servant loves another servant of G'd except that his Lord (mighty and sublime) honors him.
[Ahmad – Musnad]

To love a person for a particular trait or characteristic is not a bad virtue; however, our love for a person may be absent when he/she does not contain that trait or looses it.

Loving a person for the sake of G'd allows one to look at the bigger picture of the complete purpose that humans have as servants of G'd. This may mean that one may have to work or assistance a person that may not have the particular look, attitude, or wealth that he/she would normally associate with; yet he/she should love the person, who is outside of their group and see their benefit, which they have to offer in their human worth.

When one has sincere respect and love for the betterment of people, the intrinsic nature of the human being recognizes it. Such a person earns the respect of others outside of their immediate group even if others disagree with their ideological perspectives.

And surely G'd knows best.

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