Monday, 2 February 2009

The upper [giving] hand is better than the lower [taking] hand


Here is the next hadith, JazakiAllah Khair to the dear sister who helped.
InshaAllah we will keep this updated more.

In request for the grammatical analysis of the hadith, I've not got arabic on my current laptop, inshaAllah when I do I will update all the hadith that have it missing.


The upper [giving] hand is better than the lower [taking] hand. [Bukhari, Muslim]

When Allah gives a person wealth it is a test to see whether or not it is spent in the path of Allah. A common misconception is that giving wealth away will result in great loss, in reality the opposite will happen. Although his money seems to decrease in the dunya he will have a huge reward in the hereafter.

Allah SWT says in Surah Baqara, 'The likeness of those who spend their money for Allah's sake, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn), it grows seven ears, every single ear has a hundred grains, and Allah multiplies (increases the reward) for whom He wills, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures needs, All Knower' (2: 261).

Allah SWT also says in Surah Baqara, ‘Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah that decreases or increases and to Him you shall return’(2: 245).

Remember, a person may have billions of pounds and large mansions but if there is no barakah in his wealth he will never be happy with it!

1 comment:

learningquranonline said...

yes it is for shore and may Allah let us to spend our wealth on good deeds and let us be the one who spends on poor not steal from poor tack care