Helping the Distressed
Supporting and helping those in distress is a characteristic that’s urged by Islam & a noble attribute that’s an implication of genuine brotherhood and chivalry. The lifespan and manners of the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) provide the best model for each and every element of the life of ours, particularly in helping as well as supporting those in distress or need. The Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) was noted for this noble attribute, even before receiving the heavenly message. When he received the revelation just for the very first time he went to Khadeejah, may Allah be delighted with her, and also informed her about what had occurred to him, he added: “I feared that something can eventually me.” Khadeejah, may Allah be pleased with her, stated, “Never! By Allah, Allah won’t ever fail you as you keep the links of kinship, speak the truth, assist the poor and also the destitute, fulfill your party guests generously, and also aid deserving, calamity afflicted people.”
Thus Khadeejah, may Allah be delighted with her, deduced that Allah will safeguard the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his point out) due to the great deeds of his, such as the keenness of his to assist the troubled, after all, as, an individual reaps what he sows.
In Islam, treating others of the distress is deemed a duty for individuals who is able to do this along with a really good deed towards what individuals must race. The Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “Allah helps the person who allows his brother.”‘ His words have become an axiom for Muslims.
Moreover the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) commanded Muslims to help those in distress and need. When he forbade the Companions of his from flooring highways unless they observed the rights of the highway, he revealed that these rights included helping those in distress and guiding the lost: Imaam Ahmad may Allah have mercy upon him narrated on the power of Al-Baraa’ ibn’ Aazib, may Allah be delighted with him, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) passed by many people even though they had been flooring the street and then said to them: “If you’ve to sit down there next direct the lost, return greetings as well as help support the oppressed.”
Assisting those in distress is a rewardable charity. In a Hadeeth on the authority of Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari, may Allah be delighted with him, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “Giving charity is an obligation upon virtually every Muslim.” He was directed, “O Messenger of Allah, how about the person who doesn’t get a thing to give?”‘ He sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “Let him use the hands of his and present in charity.” He was asked, “What in case he still doesn’t get something to give?” He sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) replied: “Then let him aid those in need and in distress…”
An individual who asks for assistance might be oppressed, distressed or helpless, and also in most instances helping him as well as fulfilling his need is help for his suffering. In go back, Allah The Almighty offers to alleviate the distress of people who relieve others on the Day of Resurrection. The Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “If someone relieves a Muslim of the trouble of his, Allah is going to relieve him of the problems of his on the Day of Resurrection.”
I’tikaaf, and ritual seclusion within the mosque, is a fantastic action of worship and its incentive is fantastic being a Muslim leaves everything behind because of it and also commits himself to worshipping Allah The Almighty. Nevertheless, the incentive of the individual that fulfills the demand of others is higher compared to the person who performs I’tikaaf. In this regard, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) said: “It is greater for the person who moves to satisfy his brother’s want to do this than making I’tikaaf for 10 years.”
Al-Hasan, may Allah be delighted with him, previously purchased Thaabit Al Bunaani may Allah have mercy upon him going and satisfy the importance of a particular male. Thaabit may Allah have mercy upon him stated, “But I’m in the state of I’tikaaf.” Al Hasan, may Allah be delighted with him, said to him, “O foolish male! Do you not understand that fulfilling the demand of your brother is much better for you than creating I’tikaaf?”
Assisting those in distress & fulfilling people’s needs indicates confidence that is good and genuine brotherhood. The magnanimous and chivalrous can’t endure considering everyone in distress, and with no delay or hesitation they rush to help the troubled, voluntarily choosing the incentive of Allah The Almighty. Moosa (Moses), may Allah exalt the note of his, the noble and magnanimous prophet of Allah, escaped from the oppression of Pharaoh. He was exhausted and exhausted as he hit the well of Madyan, and there he discovered a crowd of males watering the flocks of theirs. He too discovered 2 females there who were awaiting the males to finish so they can water the flocks of theirs too. When he understood the demand of theirs, he didn’t wait for them to ask him for assistance, rather he had taken the effort and watered them for them. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): And as he concerned the well of Madyan, he discovered there a crowd of folks watering [their flocks], and he discovered apart from them 2 females driving back [their flocks]. He stated, “What is your circumstance?” They stated, “We don’t water until the shepherds dispatch [their flocks]; as well as our dad is a classic man.” So he watered [their flocks] for them; next he went to the shade and stated, “My Lord, really I’m, for however much great You will ship down to me, in need.” [Quran 28:23, 24]
This’s the mindset of the chivalrous – they don’t wait with regards to helping others as well as relieving the distressed.
Finally, assisting those in require as well as supporting those in distress is a better way of thanking and also praising Allah The Almighty for The blessings of his, which will cause the blessings of Allah The Almighty to keep and improve, as the greater blessings someone is given, the more folks need the help of his. Consequently, if an individual praises Allah The Almighty for The blessings of his, they are going to last and, the other way round.
We seek refuge with Allah The Almighty contrary to the cessation of The blessings of his, and may His blessings and peace be upon His Messenger sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention) the family members of his, the Companions of his and people who adopt him.