The Prophet’s Teaching On Spending The Best For The Happiness of Allah

Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) was the richest among the people of Al-Madinah and possessed the largest property from palm-trees, and among his possessions what he loved most, a garden of  his known as Bairuha’ which was opposite to  the mosque the mosque of the Prophet.  The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) often visited it and drank from its fresh water.

When this Ayah was revealed: “By no means shall you attain righteousness  unless you spend (in Allah’s Cause) of that which you love,” (3:92), Abu Talhah came to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and said, “Allah says in His Book: `By no means shall you attain to righteousness, unless you spend (in Allah’s Cause) of that which you love,‘ and the dearest of my property is Bairuha’ so I have given it as  charity for Allah’s sake, and I anticipate its reward with Him; so spend it, O Messenger of Allah, as Allah guides you.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Well-done! That is profit earning property. I have heard what you have said, but I think you should spend it on your nearest relatives.” So Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) distributed it among nearest relatives and cousins.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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