Loving the Needy

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The Prophet ﷺ commanded us to love the needy. Not just to care for them, not just to be kind to them, not just to keep them in mind every now and then when we’re not busy. But to love them and be near to them.

He said: “O Allah! Cause me to live needy, and cause me to die needy and gather me in the group of the needy on the Day of Resurrection.” ‘Aishah said: “Why O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Indeed they enter Paradise before the rich by forty autumns. O ‘Aishah! Do not turn away the needy even if with a piece of date. O ‘Aishah! Love the needy and be near them, for indeed Allah will make you near on the Day of Judgement.” [Tirmidhi collected this hadith in his Kitab al-Zuhd]

 

The Prophet ﷺ commanded us to love the needy. Not just to care for them, not just to be kind to them, not just to keep…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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