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ُﻪَﻟ ُﺖْﻠُﻗو ُﻪُﺘﻴَﺗﺄَﻓ
ُﺗْدَﺪﻌَﻓ ، ًﺔَﻴْﺜَﺣ ﻲﻟ ﻰَﺜﺤَﻓ ، اَﺬَآ ﻲﻟ لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﱠنإ
ﻲِه اذﺈَﻓ ، ﺎﻬ
ﻲﻟ لﺎﻘﻓ ، ٍﺔَﺋﺎِﻤُﺴْﻤَﺧ
ﺎَﻬْﻴَﻠْﺜﻣ ْﺬُﺧ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said to me,
"When the revenues of
Bahrain will arrive, I shall give you such and such and such.''
He passed away before the revenues were received.
When they arrive during the caliphate of Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him), he ordered to be announced:
"Anyone whom Messenger of Allah (PBUH) promised or owed anything, should come to him.'' I went to him and
said: "Messenger of Allah (PBUH) had said to me such and such.'' He took a double handful out of the money and
gave it to me. I counted it and found that it was five hundred dirham. Then Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with
him) said to me: "Take twice as much more of that amount.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Messenger of Allah (PBUH), according to Al-Bukhari, spread his both hands thrice in a gesture and
indicated to Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him): "I will give you double handfuls of money thrice''. Abu Bakr
(May Allah be pleased with him), however, fulfilled the Prophet's promise during his caliphate.
This Hadith is suggestive of fulfillment of the deceased pledge by the ascendant, that is, his death will not invalidate
it. Rather, the responsibility of fulfilling his pledge devolves upon his inheritors. Similarly, a new ruler is under
obligation to carry out the commitment made by his predecessor on the government level.