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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told them to show the blessings of Allah on them

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
235 2023/11/13 2023/11/13
Article translated to : العربية

One of the ways one can show gratitude for a blessing is to show it.

Allah Says (what means)

«But as for the favor of your Lord, announce [it].»

[Quran: 93:11]

That is why the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to urge the rich to show and make apparent Allah’s blessings on them.

Maalik ibn Nadhlah (a Companion) said

“The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, saw me wearing rags and torn clothes, and said: ‘Do you have wealth?’ I said: ‘Yes.’ He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘What kind of wealth?’ I said: ‘Whatever Allah has given me, such as camels, slaves, horses, and goats.’ Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘If Allah gives you something, then let it be shown on you.’”

In another narration he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said

“Allah’s blessings and generosity should be apparent on you.”

Ali Al-Qaari (a scholar) said

‘ “This means that one should wear nice clothes, so that people know that the individual is rich, and that Allah has bestowed His various blessings on that individual.”

`Amr ibn Shu`ayb (a Follower; belonging to the generation succeeding

the Companions) narrated from his father from his grandfather, who said “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Allah loves to see the traces of His blessings on His slave.’”

Therefore, having a good appearance is one way to thank Allah for His blessings which He has bestowed on you; it is neither considered wastefulness nor being arrogant.

Abdullaah ibn Mas`ood narrated that the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said

` “Anyone who has an atom’s weight of arrogance will not enter Paradise.” A man said: “An individual would like that their clothes and shoes are nice.” He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied: “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty; arrogance is to take the truth in vain and to belittle people.”


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