Feeding The Poor And The Needy In Ramadan, By Imam Gusau

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalamu Alaikum/Barkan mu da shan ruwa

Ramadan is the month of reflection, soul searching and refreshing our Iman. It is also the month to try to save ourselves from the hellfire. One of the acts prescribed by the Prophet (Peace be upon him) for this purpose is sadaqa (charity).

According to the Prophet (Peace be upon him):

“Charity extinguishes the sin just as water extinguishes the fire. The man’s prayer late at night has the same effect.”

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:

“Every day the sun rises, charity (Sadaqa) is due on every joint of a person: you administer justice between two men is a charity; and assisting a man to mount his beast, or helping him load his luggage on it is a charity; and a good word is a charity; and every step that you take (towards the Masjid) for Salah (prayer) is a charity and removing harmful things from the road is a charity.” [Bukhari and Muslim]

During Ramadan, the generosity of Prophet (Peace be upon him) knew no bounds. Narrated by Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him):

“The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was the most generous of people. He used to be the most generous in Ramadan when he would meet with Angel Jibril (AS) and study the Quran with him. Angel Jibril (AS) would meet with the Prophet every night in Ramadan to teach him the Quran. The Prophet was so generous when he met with Jibril (AS), more generous than the wind that brings rain.”

Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) said:

“When Ramadan would start, the Prophet would release all prisoners of war and fulfill the need of every person who would ask him for something.”

Wassalamu Alaikum

~ Imam Murtadha Muhammad Gusau, from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. +2348038289761. Tuesday, Ramadan 13, 1439 AH (29/05/2018)

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