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When some money came from Bahrain, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, gave a portion to his uncle:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
328 2023/03/15 2024/05/25
Article translated to : العربية

Anas ibn Maalik narrated:

“Some money came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, from Bahrain, so the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Leave it in the mosque.” It was the largest amount of money that came to him. When he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, went to pray in the mosque he did not even glance at the money. Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, finished the prayer and went by the money and started distributing it, and he did not see anyone except that he gave him some of it. Then Al-’Abbaas came and said: “O Messenger of Allah, give me some, because I ransomed myself and ‘Aqeel (they had both been taken prisoner in the Battle of Badr.)” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: “Take from it.” So Al-’Abbaas put some in his garment, and tried to lift it but it was too heavy for him. He said: “O Messenger of Allah, order someone to help me lift this.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: “No.” He then said: “Then help me yourself.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: “No.”Then he took out some of the money, and tried to lift it again but itwas too heavy for him. He said: “O Messenger of Allah, order someone tohelp me lift this.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,replied: “No.” He then said: “Then help me yourself.” The Prophet of  Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: “No.” Then he dropped  some more money, until he was able to lift it on his shoulders, and then he left. So the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did  not leave the money until it was completely distributed.”

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali said: “This narration shows the generosity of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and that he would not turn to it no matter how much it was. Also, Al-’Abbaas was a very large and strong man, and he took a huge amount of money, but the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not stop him. Perhaps the reason that the Prophet did not help his uncle lift it or order someone to help him so that he would only take what he was able to lift, not that he wanted to stop him from taking any money.”

Al-’Abbaas was considered one of the richest of the Quraysh, but he had incurred a large debt because he had to ransom himself and his nephew ‘Aqeel when they were captured in Badr.

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