Allah Ta’ala loves the act of giving. Certainly, everything belongs to our Creator, hence the generosity of man invariably confirms that man is assigned with a temporary trusteeship.
Abdullah bin Umar (RA) reports that Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said;
“A Muslim is a Muslim to another, he is not unjust to another, nor does he speak rudely to another, as long as he is helpful to his brother then Allah fulfils his need, whomsoever removes a difficulty from his brother then Allah will replace in (honour of that deed) some major difficulty on the Day of Qiyamat and whomsoever conceals his brother’s defect / fault then Allah will conceal his fault on the day of Qiyamat.” (Bayhaqi)
In this comprehensive hadith Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has admonished brotherly relationship and to be highly considerate to your fellow brother.
The honour and integrity of every Muslim is indeed part of Iman.
The hadith is explicit in terms of the close bond and goodwill among Muslims. The Noble Quran mentions that Muslims are ‘Auliya.’
‘Auliya’ signifies the special friendship or bond of one Muslim to another, it also means helper, supporter, patron or protector.
In addition, another hadith confirms the great importance of a Muslim helping another:
‘A Muslim is one who is saved from another Muslim by virtue of his hand and tongue.’
Hence, helping another Muslim in any way are great steps taken in honouring and respecting each Muslim individual.
Darul Ihsan Centre