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Sadqah Of Sayyidna Ali رضي الله عنه

They fed others whilst themselves remaining hungry How patient were the family members of the Prophet

 It is reported that there were five people living in the  home of Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ  namely , Sayyida Fatimah  رضي الله عنها ,  their beloved sons Sayyiduna Imam Hasan رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ  and Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ and their slave (Sayyiduna) Haaris رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ.

 The living condition of these blessed personalities was such that despite not eating for three days they remained patient and content. Sayyida  Fatima  رضي الله عنها  gave one of her clothing to Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ so that he could sell it and buy some food in return. Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ   took the clothing and went to the market where he  sold it for six dirhams. On his way back he Ä was approached by a beggar who was begging in the name of Allah. Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ with full trust in Allah  gave all the dirhams in the way of Allah and returned with patient and content.

  Whilst on his way Sayyiduna Ali  رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ   saw a man standing with a she-camel. He asked, ‘O Abal Hasan1 ! Will you buy this she-camel from me? He Ț replied, ‘Why not, how much does it cost?’ The person said, ‘100 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali  رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ  replied  ‘I don’t have money.’ The seller said, ‘Buy it on credit and make the payment when you get the money.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali  replied, ‘Well said!’ Hence, he accepted the deal and bought the she-camel on credit for 100 dirhams. After going a short distance, another person approached him and asked, ‘O Abal Hasan! Will you sell this she-camel?’ Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ answered, ‘Why not.’ The person questioned, ‘How much did it cost you?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali  responded ‘100 dirhams.’ The person said, ‘Sell it to me for a profit of 60 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ accepted the deal and sold the she-camel for 160 dirhams  .

On his way back Sayyiduna ‘Ali  رضي الله عنه met that seller and who asked after seeing him without the she-camel, ‘Where is that she-camel? Did you sell it?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali responded, ‘Yes! I have sold it.’ The seller asked, ‘For how much?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali   said, ‘For 160 dirhams.’ The seller requested, ‘Kindly return my 100 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali returned the 100 dirhams and handed over the remaining 60 dirhams to sayyida Fatima  رضي الله عنها    She  was amazed at the amount, because the clothing she gave was not worth 60 dirhams. Therefore, she   inquired about the amount. Sayyiduna ‘Ali  said, ‘I made a trade with Allah  by six dirhams which I spent in the path of Allah as Sadaqah (voluntarily charity) and He  returned me sixty in exchange of six.

The following day Sayyiduna ‘Ali   came to the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم  and told him what had transpired the previous day. The Holy Prophet   صلى الله عليه وسلم  said, ‘O ‘Ali (  Do you know the reality of what transpired yesterday?’ He    replied,  Allah  and His Beloved Rasool   know the best. RASOOL  ALLAH   صلى الله عليه وسلم  informed, ‘O ‘Ali  the one who sold you the she camel was Mikaail ) and one who bought it from you was Jibra`eel , this she-camel which you bought and sold would be the riding animal of my daughter Khatoon-e- Jannat on the Day of Judgment. (Qalyoobi)





Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “Indeed charity extinguishes the Lord’s anger and it protects against the evil death.(Tirmizi)

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