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Importance of Your Community
It is in the nature of humans to be amongst each other. Without a sense of belonging to some sort of community a person could feel isolated and lonely, perhaps that’s why isolation within a prison is considered one of the worst of punishments. Knowing the nature of a human and the reason why they have been brought into this world, it is a difficult hardship to live a life disconnected from this world and everyone living on this planet. What humans can do together cannot be achieved by one person alone. As Muslims, we have been given a unique way of uniting. In one important aspect of life our Lord says:
وَاِعْتَصَمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللهِ جَمِيعًا وَ لاَ تَفَرَقُوا
” And hold on all of you strongly to the rope of Allah and do not be disunited”
This is a clear indication to unite and help each other to reach a higher purpose. Our Lord also says :
وَ تَعَاوَنُوا عَلى البِرِّ وَ التَقْوَى
” And help each other in goodness and righteousness’
When the Prophet (pbuh) made his way and settled in Medina, one of the first things he did was to establish a community among those who already lived there, who later became known as Al Ansaar (the helpers), who welcomed and hosted those who had migrated from Mecca. Thus, a community had been created full of brotherhood and generosity. This made the Ansaar earn the love and respect of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم . It has been reported that he said: ” if the Ansaar take one way and everyone else takes another, I would take the way of the Ansaar. This shows the love and great appreciation the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had for the Ansaar
Together Humans Stand Stronger
This traditional video shows a man who feels he has grown old and wants to leave his boys with an important lesson in life.
People need each other in life. Recently the Community in Leicester faced a challenge. We had been on the edge of losing a well-known and valued member of the Community. This member and the rest of their family received the sad news that the door of this Country wasn’t open for them anymore. Within a short time of two weeks, an amount of 15k (which seemed very impossible) was raised by the community. With the help of the ummah, they managed to raise that amount within the given time. Without everybody’s input, it would not have been possible. It as brought everyone together and has shown that Leicester has a strong community.
Make a difference in Your Community
With the help of our Creator, All praise be to him, there is a positive change. To have a strong Community that stands together you need people who mutually understand each other, genuinely care for each other and are willing to sacrifice and make a difference in their community and for each other.
We pray Allah brings all the Ummah together.
By Fahia Farah