Maintain the ties of kinship

Auther : Dr.Muhammad Bakr Isma`eel
Article translated to : العربية

Anas ibn Malik, may Allah, be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, "Anyone who wants to have his provision expanded and his term of life prolonged should maintain ties of kinship."

This Hadeeth is one of the comprehensive commandments which benefit in this world and the Hereafter.

If we know that the provisions is preordained, we will simply realize that what is meant by the expansion of the provision is to have your provisions blessed so that one tastes its sweetness, finds clearly its benefit, and is guided to thank Allah Almighty for that. Hence, he attains the expansion of the provision in this world and the good reward of the Hereafter.

 

This is the meaning of the expansion of the provision. Allah knows best.

 

This commandment encourages maintaining the kinship, it mentioned the good tidings of the reward of Allah for that in this world by the having blessed provisions and blessed lifetime, in addition to the reward of Allah in the Hereafter.

The Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) said: " ... should maintain the ties of kinship."

This is a general command encompasses all the kinds of righteousness and benevolence. Whoever maintains his kinship, as Allah has commanded, is one of the best believers. He is one of those whom Allah granted wisdom, patience and striving. Some relatives often reciprocate to the good deeds with the bad deeds. However, the believer shall not expect the applause of his relatives. 'Rather, the believer shall make up his own mind, if the people are good then he shall be good, and if they are evil, then he may not behave unjustly. The one who does good to those who did not behave righteously to him, is one of the devoted slaves of Allah.

The Muslim is in a constant struggle with himself and with people, and this jihad is of various fields and has many reasons, so the believer shall ask Allah the Almighty to guide him to the straight path, help him to face the difficulties in cohabiting people with good, and to bear the consequences of the divine decree with satisfaction. He who seeks the help of his Lord will be guided and granted steadfastness on the right path.

 

 

 

 

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