'Take it. If you are given something from this property, without your having asked for it or being eager to receive it

Auther : Dr. Mohammed Bakr Ismail
Article translated to : العربية

Salim bin ’Abdullah bin ’Umar narrated on the authority of his father, may Allah be pleased with them, that the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, used to give 'Umar bin Al-Khattab something (some money), but he would say to him, ‘Would you give it to a person, who is more needy than me'? The Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said to him, 'Take it. If you are given something from this property, without your having asked for it or being eager to receive it, otherwise, do not wish for it.”

 

The Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was more merciful to his companions than they were to themselves, as his Lord - the Almighty – said (what means): {There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful. } Quran (9:128).

Therefore, his obedience is obligatory on the believers both in the matters of religion and the worldly life. They highly appreciated and respected his advice because they know that he says the truth and guides them to the straight path by the permission of Allah.

Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, 'Ali, and others who preceded to embrace Islam and committed to accompany the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, did not do anything or adopt an opinion but after consulting the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Unless there is a text in which he, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, ordered them to go on or to refrain, They used to keep in mind the verse (which means): {The Prophet is more worthy of the believers than themselves} Quran (33:6).

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