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حدثنا سليمان بن أحمد ، ثنا عبد الرحمن بن جابر الطائي ، ثنا بشر بن شعيب بن أبي حمزة ، عن أبيه ، عن الزهري ، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الرحمن بن عوف قال : قال عبد الرحمن بن عوف بلينا بالضراء فصبرنا ، وبلينا بالسراء فلم نصبر

‘Abdur Rahman Ibn ‘Awf (رضي الله عنه) said,”When we were tried with adversities, we exercised patience, but when we were tried with comfort, we surely failed to exercise patience.”

Hilyatul Awliya

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May 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

Charity of ‘Abdur Rahman Ibn ‘Awf رضي الله عنه

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Al-`Awfi narrated that Ibn `Abbas رضي الله عنه said, “One day, the Messenger of Allah went out to the people and called them to bring forth their charity, and they started bringing their charity. Among the last to come forth was a man who brought a Sa` of dates, saying, `O Allah’s Messenger! This is a Sa` of dates. I spent the night bringing water and earned two Sa` of dates for my work. I kept one Sa` and brought you the other Sa`. ‘ The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered him to add it to the charity. Some men mocked that man, saying, `Allah and His Messenger are not in need of this charity. What benefit would this Sa` of yours bring’ `Abdur-Rahman bin `Awf asked Allah’s Messenger , `Are there any more people who give charity’ The Messenger of Allah said,

«لَمْ يَبْقَ أَحَدٌ غَيْرُك»

(None besides you!) `Abdur-Rahman bin `Awf said, `I will give a hundred Uqiyah of gold as a charity.’ `Umar bin Al-Khattab said to him, `Are you crazy’ `Abdur-Rahman said, `I am not crazy.’ `Umar said, `Have you given what you said would give’ `Abdur-Rahman said, `Yes. I have eight thousand (Dirhams), four thousand I give as a loan to my Lord and four thousand I keep for myself.’ The Messenger of Allah said,

«بَارَكَ اللهُ لَكَ فِيمَا أَمْسَكْتَ وَفِيمَا أَعْطَيْت»

(May Allah bless you for what you kept and what you gave away). However, the hypocrites defamed him, `By Allah! `Abdur-Rahman gave what he gave just to show off.’ They lied, for `Abdur-Rahman willingly gave that money, and Allah revealed about his innocence and the innocence of the fellow who was poor and brought only a Sa` of dates. Allah said in His Book,

﴿الَّذِينَ يَلْمِزُونَ الْمُطَّوِّعِينَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي الصَّدَقَـتِ﴾

(Those who defame such of the believers who give charity voluntarily) ﴿9:79


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March 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm

The Sahaba freed many slaves to seek the pleasure of Allah

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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who sets free a Muslim slave, Allah will deliver from the fire of Hell every limb of his body in return for every limb of the slave’s body, even his private parts.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: It was the result of such instructions that the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) did their best for the liberation of slaves. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him) bought many slaves and set them free. `Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf released as many as thirty thousand slaves. `Abdullah bin `Umar liberated more than a thousand of them. It is stated that some Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) released eight thousand slaves within one day. May Allah be pleased with all of them. (Ibn `Allan and Nuzhat Al-Muttaqin).