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11 December 2017 CE | 22 Rabbi al-Awwal 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Shielding A Muslim


The Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Bukhari]
 
We all know that we cannot make it alone. Without the help and assistance of Allah, we cannot go anywhere. If you want the assistance of Allah to be on your side, jump to the assistance of your brother. That’s how you will protect yourself. If you let your Muslim brother down, don’t think that will please your enemy, no! It won’t! The enemy will carry on. You will be next in line. Take it as a rule, Shaytan will never be satisfied until he is able to destroy the entire Ummah. Nothing will satisfy Shaytan. He has been our enemy since the time of Adam (alaihis salam) and he will carry on being our enemy until the time of the Day of Judgement. Don’t think that you can please him and keep him quiet by feeding him one of your brothers. His hunger is never satisfied. His thirst is never quenched.

There were once four cows. One of them was white and the other three were black. They used to live in a dangerous area surrounded by wolves. The way they protected themselves was by sticking together, and watching out for each other. So they survived. But one day the three black cows had a meeting. They said, “This white cow is giving us away. When we try to hide at night, because we are black no one can see us, but the enemy is able to see the white cow, so why don’t we just let him go.” So from that day on, the three black cows would be on one side and the poor white cow was boycotted.

The wolf is very intelligent. He was able to detect the disunity that was amongst these cows. So he made his move and attacked the white cow, and while the wolf devoured his flesh the three black cows did nothing. They watched as their brother was torn to pieces!

But the following night the wolf attacked the three black cows. Why? Because now they were one cow short, so they were not as strong as they were the day before. Then there were only two black cows left. So the night after, it was even easier for the wolf and he ate one more of them. And then on the final night there was only one cow left with no supporter and no helper. So the wolf pounced on the cow and grabbed him by the neck. As the cow was dieing he pronounced his last words. This black cow said, “I was eaten the day the white cow was eaten.” In other words, that was the day he sealed his fate and signed his own death certificate.

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