Madinat al-Muslimeen Islamic Message Board
|12/27/00 at 09:54:23|
|Looking after the Household of a Haji or Mujahid|
Haj and jihad both are very sublime acts of worship, but for those who are
unable to perform them, Allah has created means whereby they can
participate in the merits of these acts. Anyone who helps a man prepare
for jihad or for haj earns, by the grace of Allah, a part of the merit of
these acts of worship. Similarly looking after the household of a haji or a
mujahid and to fulfil their needs also makes a person participant in haj or
jihad as the case may be. Zaid bin Khalid has related our etemally blessed
Prophet has said, “He who readies a mujahid (for jihad) or a haji (for haj)
(i.e. helps in providing the means) or looks after his household in his
absence or gives iftar to a fasting man, earns merit equivalent to that
earned by the man he has helped without the merit of the latter being
lessened'. (Sunani-Nisai)++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Praying for Martyrdom
Martyrdom in the way of Allah is a sublime act, and just as martyrdom has
immense rewards and merits, praying for it too earns the same merit and
reward. Sahl bin Hanif has related that our blessed Prophet has said, “He
who prays to Allah for martyrdom with a true heart, is granted the rank of
a martyr even though he dies on his bed.” (Sahih Muslim)
Anas has related that our bl essed Prophet has said, “He who sincerely
craves martyrdom is granted martyrdom even though he may not apparently
attain it.” (Sahih Muslim).++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Giving Loans to the Needy
Giving loan to a needy man is an act of great merit. Abdullah ibn Masud has
quoted the Prophetic words "Every loan is a sadaqah ". (Baihaqi and Tabrani)
Some ahadith tell us that the merit of giving loan to a needy man is more
than that of a sadaqah. (Targhib, ref. Tabrani and Bahaqi).
This is probably because a loan is usually of an amount which is not
intended as sadaqah, and is given to a needy person, who does not beg, and
so its merit and reward are correspondingly higher.
|Re: Three Merits:|
|12/29/00 at 10:54:33|
I learned something new!
Thanks for the post!
May Allah swt reward you!
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