The Compassion, Care, Tenderness, Love inherent in Islam, coupled with respect, dignity and decorum constitute a solid bonding agent among the human race. Indeed, this “brotherhood” among the creation of Allah, is the defining quality and trait of a Muslim.
The richly loaded nature of kindness and caring for fellow human beings, regardless of their race, colour or creed, is from the principle teachings of our beloved Nabi Muhammad (Salllallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Currently, the lifestyle of most people has become extremely challenging. The daily, stresses, worries and trials has indeed become endemic and is afflicting most people. As a result of this “diseased lifestyle” most people have become easy prey to “life-ending” ailments and diseases.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (Alaihis Salaam) stated:-
“If anyone removes one of the anxieties of a distressed person in this world, Allah (Ta’ala) will remove one of the anxieties of the Hereafter, from him/her.” (Musnad Ahmad)
It is quite clear from the above Hadeeth, that spirit of bringing comfort to another person --- by whatever means --- whether physically, spiritually, morally or mentally, is firmly encapsulated in the Mubarak words of our Master, Nabi ((Salllallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Sometimes, people who are financially hard-pressed, require some kind and uplifting advice and guidance. It might not necessarily be that they are crying out for financial support in order to relieve them of their difficulties. As a matter of fact, this hadith is most apt to console and bring relief to a person who finds himself/herself in some financial crisis.
In general, it is a genuinely noble act to offer a distressed person sound, encouraging and uplifting words of guidance. Quite often, such people have no one who they can turn to. Therefore, when someone suddenly turns up as a “good Samaritan”, it provides immense relief to the suffering party.
This is the sheer beauty and joy of Islam.
Alhamdulillah, the teachings of our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) always directs one towards Compassion, Care, Tenderness, and Love towards the next person.
Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre