A person said to Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: "O Rasulullah! I have a wife. When I go to her, she says to me: 'Welcome to my chief and the chief of my household.' When she sees me sad and sorrowful, she says: 'Why are you worrying about the world? Your hereafter is being made easy for you.'" Upon hearing this, Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "Inform her that she is from among all those who are working for Allah (i.e. doing good deeds) and she is receiving half the reward of those waging jihad."
Lesson: Look at the immense reward she received for this insignificant gesture of hers (which caused comfort to her husband).
“…This is indeed the month of Sabr (patience), and the reward for (true) patience is Jannah (paradise). It is the month of sympathy with one’s fellowmen. It is a month wherein a believer’s Rizq (sustenance) is increased…”
A Brief Explanation
We all know the famous saying, “A hungry man is an angry man.” It does not mean when fasting and hungry during the day, one should live by the saying and take-off for any small matter, be it from the hard-working worker who perhaps forgot to pack the shelves, be it from the tired maid who perhaps forgot to empty out the bins or sweep the floor, or the fasting wife who has presented to you the grocery list late. Rather control one’s anger and exercise Sabr. Allah’s promise for those who adopt Sabr is guaranteed, “Verily, Allah is with those who adopt Sabr.” Meaning, Allah’s Aid, Rahmat and Barkat will be with the one adopting Sabr.
The certificate for Jannah is proven from this Hadith for those who adopt Sabr.
Kindness, compassion and care for fellow human beings is a demand in this month. Perhaps we were oblivious of the hunger of the poor, hence Allah made fasting compulsory for us to share in their feeling of hunger. This will make our hearts soft.
Also, those who are in authority over people is expected to lessen the work in the month of Ramadhaan. Remember, your worker/family or anyone under you is also fasting and going thorough similar to what you are experiencing!
And finally, most important, the Rizq of the Mu’mineen is increased. No further explanation is required for this. A thorough explanation of this is the laden Dastarkhaan Iftaar time! Many delicious, lavish and special foods are prepared in this month which perhaps are not prepared often.
Truly, in South Africa, Allah Ta’ala has blessed us with abundance of food. Let not one crumb of bread, grain of rice/sugar or drop of water go to waste!
13. It is permissible for a person to appoint someone else to give the zakaat on his behalf. If the person to whom the money has been given does not make the intention of zakaat at the time of giving the money to a poor person, the zakaat will still be fulfilled.
14. You gave a person R2 to be given to another person as zakaat. However, this person did not give the very same R2 which you had given to him. Instead, he gave another R2 which was in his personal possession and thought in his mind that he will take the R2 that you had given him. Even in this case the zakaat will be be fulfilled. However, this is on the condition that your R2 is in his possession and he is now taking your R2 in place of his R2. But if he spends your R2 first and thereafter gives his own R2 to a poor person, zakaat will not be fulfilled. Alternatively, he has your R2 in his possession, but at the time of giving his R2 he did not make the intention of taking your R2 later. Even in this case, zakaat will not be fulfilled. He will now have to give R2 in zakaat again.
15. If you did not give him any money but merely asked him to give some zakaat on your behalf and he does this for you, the zakaat will be fulfilled. He should now take whatever amount he had paid from you.
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