What type of society are we creating? If we allow for people to be insulted and we ask them to not respond on their own behalf.
Allah tasks us with responding on behalf of other people. The prophet (saw) He said whoever defends their brother or sister in their absence that Allah would remove the fire from that person’s face on the Day of Judgment.
It’s also an authentic Hadith of the prophet salallahu alihi wasalam. He said that whoever defends his brother or sister in their absence when they are being insulted, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will appoint an angel that would defend their flesh on the Day of Judgment over the bridge.
But the flip side of that the prophet (saw) and whoever disgraces his brother or sister will be suspended over the bridge over Hellfire on the day of judgement until they are interrogated for what they have done.
When we respond on behalf of our brother or sister so that they don’t have to respond for themselves, we basically are playing the role of the Angel. So how beautiful is it that we start to be Angelic and character the way we seek to be Angelic with our worship.
The remembrance has to be an expression of what you longed for and desire in your heart. The prophet (saw) mentioned here two different narrations; one of them is that throughout the day you’re going to have an angel on your head. Reins on your head, on top of that you’re going to have a banner as you carry out throughout the day.
Don’t just state that remembrance, refresh your intention, renew your intention to do good in the world. And renew it throughout the day so that you can maintain that humility for Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala so that Allah makes you amongst those that proceed under the banner of Hiis love and Allah makes you amongst those that are raised in Honor by the angel that He’s put on your head.
The prophet (saw) gave us this beautiful remembrance to start off our day outside of the home. When you say
بسم الله، توكلت على الله، لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله
Bismillah, tawakkaltu ’ala Allah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa-billah
In the name of Allah, I’ve put my trust in Allah, and there is no power or might except that which belongs to Allah.
And the angels responding saying you’ve been guided you will be defended. You will be protected and your shaitan knowing that you are going to be under the protection of the angels and the guidance of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala throughout the day.