Measures for Community Building - Lakefield, Benoni
Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam) has left behind the most beautiful example for the Ummah till the Day of Qiyamah, on how segments and sectors of a community should interact with each other. All the guidelines of structure, progress and advancement were taught to us by Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam).
When Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam) entered Madinah Munuwarah, in his very maiden speech (a profound yet simple speech), he laid the foundation for a successful and progressive community. Madinah Munuwarah, in the time of Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam) was the most ideal society, in the history of humanity. Every person knew that the next person was a well-wisher of the next. In fact they had more concern for others than over themselves.
Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam) said:” O People! Make Salam common, feed the people, join ties/relations and pray in the night, while others are asleep”
We should make a habit of making Salam properly, cheerfully and happily. This is the foundation of unity and love. The spreading of Salam will remove hatred, rancour, malice and jealousy from the heart. It is a simple recipe for love and unity. Nabi (sallahu alaihi wasallam) stated: “By Allah! You will not enter Jannah until you have Iman, and you will not have Iman until you love one another. Come let me show you something to create mutual love. Greet each another with Salam.”
We should also be sharing and caring. The Ulama have explained that one of the original attributes of the people of Madinah was hospitality and that this attribute of hospitality, is the key secret of many who gained residence in Madinah.