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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, testified to their virtues and great stature, so that they are not belittled by the people due to their poverty:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
172 2023/10/14 2024/02/21
Article translated to : العربية

Sahl ibn Sa`d As-Saa`idi (a Companion) said

“A man passed by the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘What do you say about this man?’ They said: ‘He is one of the nobles of the people; if he were to propose (for marriage), he would be accepted; if he were to intercede, he would be allowed to successfully intercede; if he were to speak, he would be listened to.’” Then the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, remained silent, and a poor Muslim man walked by, and he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘What do you say about this man?’ They said: ‘This is one of the poor Muslims; if he were to propose, he would not be accepted; if he were to intercede, he would not be able to do so successfully; if he were to speak, he would most likely not be listened to.’ So the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘This [poor] man is better than the earth’s fill of that other man.’”

Ibn Hajar (a scholar) said: “This narration shows that being well off in the worldly life has no bearing on how noble a person is, rather, what is considered is the Hereafter, and that whoever loses out on a large share of wealth in the worldly life will be compensated in the Hereafter with a good deed.”

Abu Tharr (a Companion) said

“The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘O Abu Tharr, do you view that having abundant money is what makes a person rich?’ I said: ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘So you view that having little money makes a person poor?’ I said: ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Being wealthy is to have a rich [content] heart, and being destitute means to have a poor heart.’ Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, asked me about a man from Quraysh, and said: ‘Do you know so-andso?’ I said: ‘Yes, O Messenger of Allah.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘How do you view him?’ I said: ‘If he asks, he is given, and if he appears, he is allowed to enter.’ Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, asked me about a man from Ahl As-Suffah, and said: ‘Do you know so-and-so?’ I said: ‘No, O Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I do not know him.’ So he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, continued to describe him until I knew whom he was speaking about, and I said: ‘I know who he is now.’ So the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘How do you view him?’ I said: ‘He is a poor man from As-Suffah.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘He is better than the earth’s fill of the other man.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, should he have not been given some of what that other man was given?’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘If he is given, he is deserving of that, and if not, then he is

Anas ibn Maalik said

given a good deed instead. “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘There are many untidy and dusty people whose clothes are worn out, they are not paid attention to, but if they were to swear by Allah that something will happen, Allah would fulfill that for them. One of such people is Al-Baraa’ ibn Maalik.’”




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