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His Generosity

A look back at the amazing features, appearance, characteristics, habits, and personality of our most amazing Nabi ﷺ, to help us understand how special he was.

Jibreel Alayhis Salam has said:

قَلَّبْتُ مَشَارِقَ الْأَرْضِ ، وَمَغَارِبَهَا فَلَمْ أَرَ رَجُلًا أَفْضَلَ مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

“I searched the east and the west, I left no stone unturned, but I did not find anyone like our beloved Rasul ﷺ.” (Mujamul Awsat-Tabraani)

His Generosity ﷺ

Amongst the qualities of our beloved Nabi ﷺ was that he was extremely generous and would encourage generosity.

This quality was within our beloved Nabi ﷺ even before prophethood. As can be found from the statement of Sayyidah Khadeejah رضي الله عنها who praise our beloved Nabi ﷺ saying he was good to his relatives, he was true to his word, he would help those who were in need, he would support the weak, and he was generous to the guest and would answer the call of those who were in distress.” (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Abbaas رضي الله عنه describes our beloved Nabi ﷺ as being the most generous of all people. He further says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ would reach the peak in generosity during the month of Ramadan. He would say regarding his generosity that it was more than the strong uncontrollable wind (meaning being ready and in a hurry to do charitable deeds).” (Bukhari)

Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه recalls an incident he witnessed saying he once walked with our beloved Nabi ﷺ who said to him that if the mountain of Uhud was turned into gold for him, he would not be happy that even one coins worths of gold be left with him after three nights. (he would wish to have spent it all in good charitable causes to help others). The only about he would like to have remaining would be to pay any debts. (Bukhari)

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ was never asked for anything by someone about to accept Islam, except that he would give it. A man after experiencing this said to his people about our beloved Nabi ﷺ that ‘O my people! Muhammad ﷺ gives, like a person who has no fear of poverty!’ (Muslim)

Some advices (ahaadeeth) of our beloved Nabi ﷺ regarding generosity:

1) “The believer is not the one who eats when his neighbour is hungry.” (Sunan al-Kubra)

2) “The believer is simple and generous, and the wicked person is deceitful and ignoble.” (Abu Dawud)

3) “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him be generous to his guest”. (Bukhari)

4) “Every person will be under the shade of his own charity on the Day of Resurrection until judgement is rendered among people.” (Tirmidhi)

5) “Charity never causes one’s level of wealth to decrease.” (Muslim)

6) “A generous person is close to Allah, close to paradise, (and) loved by people” (Tirmidhi)

7) “Two angels descend from heaven each morning. One of them prays:
‘O Allah, grant the one who spends a replacement of what he has spent!’ The other says: ‘O Allah, destroy the wealth of one who refrains from spending.'” (Muslim)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه says: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: When one of you recites the Surah at-Tin – ‘Wat-Teeni Waz Zaytoon’

“By the fig and the olive” (Surah Tin 95) and comes to its end ‘Alaysa Allahu Bi Ahkamil Hakimeen’ “Is not Allah the best judge?” (verse 8), He should say: ‘Bala wa ana ala dhalika minash shahideen’

“Certainly, and I am one of those who testify to that.”

When one recites ‘Surah Qiyamah’ (Surah 75) and comes to ‘Alaysa dhalika bi Qadirin Ala Ay Yuhyiyal Mawta’ Is not that one able to raise the dead to life? (verse 40), He should say: ‘Bala’ – “Certainly.”

And when one recites “Surah Mursalaat’ (Surah 77), and comes to ‘Fabi Ayyi Hadeethim Ba’dahu Yuminoon’  “Then in what message after that will they believe? ” (Surah 50), He should say: ‘Amanna Billah’ – “We believe in Allah.”

يَارَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِماً اَبَداً عَلٰى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

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