January 21, 2009 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

The Needy, The Orphan and The Captive

Bushra Mir (Al Huda Student)
And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive,
[Saying], “We feed you only for the countenance of Allāh. We wish not from you reward or gratitude. [Al Insaan:8-9]

What struck me the most of this Surah were Ayat 8 and 9. Allah tells us the quality of those people who will be among those who drink wine from the rivers of Jannah. They are the ones who give food to the needy, orphan and captive despite their love for it. Furthermore, these righteous people, when they give, they give not to attain a favour in return but rather to seek the pleasure and the approval of Allah. It made me think how such a simple task as feeding someone who is less fortunate is such a rewardable and commendable act in the sight of Allah. Such a simple task in the Dunya has such a great reward in the hereafter; the reward and the act itself are not even remotely equal. Allah is so generous in His gifts to us that He promises us much more in Paradise than we can ever deserve. So why are we dragging our feet when it comes to feeding the needy, orphans and captives?


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