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“By no means shall you attain Al-Birr, unless…”

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Imam Ahmad reported that Anas bin Malik (رضي الله عنه) said, “Abu Talhah (رضي الله عنه) had more property than any other among the Ansar in Al-Madinah, and the most beloved of his property to him was Bayruha’ garden, which was in front of the (Messenger’s) Masjid. Sometimes, Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to go to the garden and drink its fresh water.” Anas added, “When these verses were revealed,

﴿لَن تَنَالُواْ الْبِرَّ حَتَّى تُنفِقُواْ مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ﴾

(By no means shall you attain Al-Birr unless You spend of that which you love,)

Abu Talhah said, `O Allah’s Messenger! Allah says,

﴿لَن تَنَالُواْ الْبِرَّ حَتَّى تُنفِقُواْ مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ﴾

(By no means shall you attain Al-Birr, unless you spend of that which you love;) No doubt, Bayruha’ garden is the most beloved of all my property to me. So I want to give it in charity in Allah’s cause, and I expect its reward and compensation from Allah. O Allah’s Messenger! Spend it where Allah makes you think is feasible. ‘ On that, Allah’s Messenger said,

«بَخٍ بَخٍ، ذَاكَ مَالٌ رَابِحٌ، ذَاكَ مَالٌ رَابِحٌ، وَقَدْ سَمِعْتُ، وَأَنَا أَرَى أَنْ تَجْعَلَهَا فِي الْأَقْرَبِين»

(Well-done! It is profitable property, it is profitable property. I have heard what you have said, and I think it would be proper if you gave it to your kith and kin.)

Abu Talhah said, `I will do so, O Allah’s Messenger.’ Then Abu Talhah distributed that garden among his relatives and cousins.”

This Hadith was recorded in the Two Sahihs.

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July 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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Martyrdom of Abu Talha رضي الله عنه

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`Ali bin Zayd narrated that Anas said that Abu Talhah commented (on this Ayah), “Whether you are old or young, Allah did not leave an excuse for anyone.” Abu Talhah marched to Ash-Sham and fought until he was killed. In another narration, Abu Talhah recited Surah Bara’ah until he reached this Ayah,

﴿انْفِرُواْ خِفَافًا وَثِقَالاً وَجَـهِدُواْ بِأَمْوَلِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ﴾

(March forth, whether you are light or heavy, and strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah.) He then said, “I see that Allah had called us to mobilize whether we are old or young. O my children! Prepare my supplies.” His children said, `May Allah grant you His mercy! You conducted Jihad along with the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم until he died, then with Abu Bakr رضي الله عنهuntil he died, then with `Umar رضي الله عنه until he died. Let us perform Jihad in your place.” Abu Talhah refused and he went to the sea ﴿under the command of Mu`awiyah﴾ where he died. They could not find an island to bury him on until nine days later, during which his body did not deteriorate or change and they buried him on the island.

Ibn Abi Hatim

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March 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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