1. Articles
  2. How He treated them?
  3. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, cheered them up if he did not give them a share of wealth for some reason

He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, cheered them up if he did not give them a share of wealth for some reason

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
204 2023/06/15 2024/02/28
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri narrated:

“When the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, gave gifts to Quraysh and the tribes of the Arabs, he did not give anything to the Ansaar. They felt badly because of that, and they began to speak, until one of them said: ‘The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, has given to his people.’ So Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah (a Companion) entered upon the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, these people (the Ansaar) felt badly regarding you for the way you distributed the booty you received. You gave great wealth to the Arab tribes, and the Ansaar did not receive anything.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “What do you think about that, O Sa’d?” He said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I am only a man from among my people, and who am I (to be asked for an opinion)?’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Gather your people in this place” so Sa’d went and brought them Some men from the Muhaajireen came, so the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, allowed them to enter, and then others came and he sent them away. When everyone had gathered, Sa’d came to him and said: ‘The Ansaar have gathered for you.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came to them and praised Allah, and then he said: “O Ansaar, what is this speech that I have heard about you, that you are upset amongst yourselves? Did I not come to you when you were misguided, so Allah guided you? You were poor, so Allah made you wealthy, and you were enemies, so Allah brought your hearts together?” They said: ‘Rather, Allah and His Messenger have great favors upon us.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Will you not answer me, O Ansaar?” They said: ‘What should we answer you with, and to Allah and His Messenger belong the bounties? He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “If you wished, you could have said: and you would have been truthful, and I would have confirmed it. You came to us denied [by your people], so we believed in you. You had no help, so we supported you. You were expelled, so we sheltered you, and poor so we made you wealthy. Have you become upset, O Ansaar, over some small things from this worldly life that I gave to bring people’s hearts closer [to the religion], while I have entrusted you to your Islam? Are you not pleased, O Ansaar, that the people will go with a sheep and a camel, and you will go back to your homes with the Messenger of Allah? By The One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, were it not for the migration I would have been one of the Ansaar. If the people went one way, and the Ansaar went another, I would have gone the way of the Ansaar. O Allah, have mercy on the Ansaar, and the children of the Ansaar, and the grandchildren of the Ansaar.” The people then cried until their beards became wet, and they said: ‘We are happy with the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as (our) portion and lot.’ Then the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, left and we dispersed

Previous article Next article

Articles in the same category

Supporting Prophet Muhammad websiteIt's a beautiful day