DAILY ISLAMIC REMINDERS. Yaum Al-Khamis, 25th day of Swafar
WHAT IS YOUR SADAQATUL JAARIYA(Your Spiritual or Sharia life Insurance with ALLAH)?. BismilLah.
Aside all the Assurances of ALLAH to offer HIM a beautiful loan in the form of assisting other creatures especially our relatives in rewards to a lofty place in paradise or Assurances we recite in the Quran by the last Angels to visit us during our death bed to assure us the glad tidings of Paradise and not to worry about our relatives we are living behind as they are all covered by our life Assurance with ALLAH, let’s consider this hadith below carefully.
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may ALLAAH be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of ALLAAH (peace and blessings of ALLAAH be upon him) went out on Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha to the prayer place, and when he had finished (the prayer) he preached to the people and enjoined them to give charity. He said, “O people, give in charity!” Then he went over to the women and said, “O women, give in charity for I have seen that you are the majority of the people of Hell.” When he went home, Zaynab the wife of Ibn Mas’ood came seeking permission to see him. It was said, “O Messenger of ALLAAH, here is Zaynab.” He said, “Which Zaynab?” It was said, “The wife of Ibn Mas’ood.” He said, “Yes, let her in.” So they let her in and she said, “O Prophet of ALLAAH, today you enjoined charity, and I have some jewellery which I wanted to give in charity, but Ibn Mas’ood claims that he and his child have more right to receive it in charity.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAAH be upon him) said: “Give it in charity to Ibn Mas’ood, for your husband and your child have the most right that you should give it to them in charity.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1393; Muslim, 80.
This Hadith clearly indicates and clarifies that we must help our near relatives in need first before helping those outside. The wisdom to this is that when relatives helps each other only few will be left outside of our near relatives to receive zakaat ALLAHU AKBAR. The support we offer to our relatives sincerely not for show off clearly becomes our Sadaqatul Jaariya or life Insurance with ALLAH.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may ALLAAH be pleased with him) that the Messenger of ALLAAH (peace and blessings of ALLAAH be upon him) said: “ALLAAH said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5073; Muslim, 993. Allahu Akbar. AlhamdulilLah for HIS guidance in Islam. May ALLAH keep guiding us till Jannat becomes our final abode. Aameen.
Always remember that all of us are sinners. And the best among those of us who sin are those who are in the habit of constantly seeking forgiveness from Allah for our sins. If we cannot stop sinning, but at least we can try as much as possible to sin less.