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and His Messenger (PBUH), and Allah and His Messenger love him also.
'' The people spent the night thinking as to
whom it would be given. When it was morning, the people hastened to Messenger of Allah (PBUH). Every one of
them was hoping that the banner would be given to him. He (the Prophet (PBUH)) asked,
"Where is `Ali bin Abu
'' They said: "O Messenger of Allah! His eyes are sore.'' He (PBUH) then sent for him and when he came,
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) applied his saliva to his eyes and supplicated. `Ali (May Allah be pleased with him)
recovered as if he had no ailment at all. He (PBUH) conferred upon him the banner. `Ali (May Allah be pleased with
him) said: ``O Messenger of Allah, shall I fight against them until they are like us?'' Thereupon he (the Prophet
(PBUH)) said,
"Advance cautiously until you reach their open places; thereafter, invite them to Islam and inform
them what is obligatory for them from the Rights of Allah, for, by Allah, if Allah guides even one person through
you that is better for you than possessing a whole lot of red camels".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Besides mentioning the excellence of `Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) and the miracle of the
Prophet (PBUH), this Hadith tells about the procedure of Jihad. According to procedure, first of all, polytheists and
infidels should be invited to Islam, and if they reject the invitation, then Jihad be made against them. Jihad is such an
action that if at its initial stage, that is to say at the stage of invitation, some people accept the guidance, then the
people who will participate in Jihad will get the reward of good deeds done by those who would join the fold of
َﻓ ْنَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋو
لﺎﻗ َﻢَﻠْﺳَأ ْﻦِﻣ ﻰًﺘ
ُﺰﱠﻬﺠﺗَأ ﺎَﻣ ﻲِﻌَﻣ ﺲْﻴَﻟو َوْﺰَﻐْﻟا ﺪﻳِرُأ ﻲﱢﻧِإ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﺎﻳ
؟ ِﻪِﺑ
َلﺎَﻗ :
ضِﺮَﻤَﻓ َﺰﱠﻬَﺠَﺗ َنﺎآ ْﺪَﻗ ﻪﻧِﺈﻓ ًﺎﻧﻼُﻓ ِﺖْﺋا
لﺎﻘﻓ ُﻩﺎَﺗَﺄَﻓ
َﻚُﺋﺮْﻘُﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﱠنِإ
ُلﻮُﻘَﻳَو َمﻼﱠﺴﻟا
، ِﻪِﺑ َتْﺰﱠﻬَﺠﺗ يﺬﻟا ﻲﻨِﻄْﻋَأ
لﺎﻘﻓ :
، ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ُﻪْﻨِﻣ ﻲِﺴِﺒْﺤﺗ ﻻو ، ِﻪِﺑ ُتْﺰﱠﻬَﺠﺗ يﺬﻟا ِﻪﻴِﻄْﻋَأ ُﺔَﻧﻼُﻓ ﺎﻳ
ِﻪﻴِﻓ ِﻚَﻟ َكَرﺎَﺒُﻴَﻓ ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ُﻪْﻨِﻣ َﻦﻴِﺴِﺒْﺤَﺗ ﻻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟاﻮَﻓ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A young man from the tribe of Aslam said, "O
Messenger of Allah (PBUH), I wish to fight (in the Cause of Allah) but I do not have anything to equip myself with
(for fighting)". He (the Prophet (PBUH)) said,
"Go to so-and-so, for he had equipped himself (for fighting) but he
fell ill.''
So he (the young man) went to him and said, "Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sends you his greetings and says
that you should give me the equipment that you have provided yourself with.'' The man said (to his wife or servant):
"O so-and-so, give him the equipment I have collected for myself and do not withhold anything from him. By Allah,
if you withhold anything from him, we will not be blessed therein".
1. We learn from this Hadith that if a person has made preparations for doing some good deed but he is unable to do
it due to illness or some other genuine reason, and he gives the material to be used for that purpose to someone else
then he will also be equally eligible to the reward of that good deed.
2. Rather than spending wealth in the way of Allah, those who withhold it, displease Allah, and their wealth
becomes deprived of His Blessing.