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Chapter 21
ىﻮﻘﺘﻟاو ﺮﺒﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ نوﺎﻌﺘﻟا ﻲﻓ بﺎﺑ
Assistance towards righteousness and piety
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety)".
"By Al-`Asr (the time). Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do
righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth [i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of
good deeds (Al-Ma`ruf) which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-
Munkar) which Allah has forbidden], and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and
injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or
َلﺎَﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲﺿر ﱢﻲﻨَﻬُﺠْﻟا ٍﺪﻟﺎﺧ ﻦﺑ ِﺪﻳز ﻦﻤﺣﺮﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ﻲﺑَأ ﻦﻋ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر َلﺎَﻗ
اَﺰَﻏ ْﺪَﻘَﻓ ٍﺮْﻴَﺨِﺑ ِﻪِﻠْهَأ ﻲﻓ ًﺎﻳِزﺎَﻏ َﻒَﻠَﺧ ْﻦَﻣَو اَﺰَﻏ ْﺪَﻘَﻓ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴِﺒَﺳ ﻲﻓ ًﺎﻳِزﺎَﻏ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Khalid Al-Juhani (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"He who equips a
warrior in the way of Allah (will get the reward of the one who has actually gone for Jihad); and he who looks after
the family of a warrior in the way of Allah will get the reward of the one who has gone for Jihad".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith tells the mode which can make Jihad more effective and give the participants of Jihad
equal share in its reward. Every society has many able-bodied young people who want to take part in Jihad but do
not have the resources for it, and this is how a very useful segment of the society fails to make any contribution to it.
On the other hand, there are people in the society who have plenty of resources but do not possess health, vigour and
youth which are essential for Jihad. According to the method prescribed in this Hadith, not only the requisite
manpower and resources essential for Jihad are combined but everyone gets an even share in its reward. It should be
kept in mind that in the early period of Islam, Mujahidun (the Muslims who took part in Jihad) were neither
professional soldiers nor were they paid regular salaries, the way they now constitute a regular, permanent and vast
military institution. These Mujahidun used to take part in Jihad voluntarily as is being done nowadays under many
organizations also.
ُﺨﻟا ٍﺪﻴﻌﺳ ﻲِﺑَأ ﻦﻋو
َنﺎﻴﺤِﻟ ﻲﻨَﺑ ﻰﻟِإ ًﺎﺜْﻌَﺑ َﺚَﻌَﺑ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﱠنَأ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﱢيِرْﺪ
َلﺎﻘﻓ ٍﻞْﻳَﺬُه ْﻦِﻣ
ﺎَﻤُﻬَﻨْﻴَﺑ ُﺮْﺟَﻷاَو ﺎَﻤُهُﺪَﺣَأ ِﻦْﻴَﻠُﺟَر ﱢﻞُآ ْﻦِﻣ ْﺚِﻌﺒْﻨَﻴِﻟ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sent a
detachment to Banu Lahyan tribe and remarked,
"Let one of every two men get ready to advance, and both will earn
the same reward".
َﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﱠنَأ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍسﺎﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
لﺎﻘﻓ ِءﺎَﺣْوﱠﺮﻟﺎﺑ ًﺎﺒْآر َﻲِﻘَﻟ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠ
ُمْﻮﻘْﻟا ِﻦَﻣ
اﻮُﻟﺎﻗ :
، َنﻮُﻤِﻠْﺴُﻤﻟا
؟ َﺖْﻧَأ ْﻦَﻣ
لﺎﻗ :
ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر
ْﺖَﻟﺎَﻘَﻓ ﺎﻴِﺒَﺻ ٌةَأَﺮْﻣا ِﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ْﺖَﻌَﻓَﺮَﻓ
؟ ﱞﺞَﺣ اَﺬَﻬَﻟَأ
لﺎﻗ :
ٌﺮْﺟَأ ِﻚَﻟَو ْﻢﻌَﻧ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) came across a party of
mounted men at Ar-Rauha and asked them,
"Who are you?
'' They answered: "We are Muslims, and who are you?''
He said,
"I am the Messenger of Allah.'
' A woman from among them lifted a boy up to him and asked: "Can this one
go on Hajj?'' He (PBUH) said,
"Yes, and you will have the reward.''
1. We learn from this Hadith that in the matter of dress, style and appearance, the Prophet (PBUH) was so simple
that ordinary people could not easily recognize him as a Prophet.
2. If a child is taken with his parents for Hajj, its reward will be given to his parents because at that age Hajj is not
obligatory on him. After gaining maturity, if the child has the means to go for Hajj, then he is duty-bound to perform
it. The Hajj performed by him in childhood is considered as Nafl only.