May 18, 2024

O Muslim! Never delay your Help for his Sake




This is the story that once happened to Hassan, Hussain and Abdullah Ibn Jafar Radiyallahu Anhum together with one Ansari man.

One day, these four men set out from Makkah to Madinah. On their way, a heavy downpour forced theme to take refuge in a Bedouin’s tent. When it stopped raining and the sky cleared, the Bedouin slaughtered a goat for his guests and entertained them well. They stayed with the Bedouin for three days. When they decided to leave, Abdullah Ibn Jafar said to the Bedouin: “When you come to Madinah, please meet us. We will be honored to receive you.”

A few years later, the Bedouin suffered some setbacks and his wife advised him, “Go to Madinah to see those young men who stayed with us as guests. Maybe you will find a way out of our hardship.” The Bedouin said, “I don’t even remember their names.”

Ask the people there about the son of Al Tayy’ar, the wife told.

*The Bedouin arrived in Madinah and met Hassan Radiyallahu Anhu who gave him one hundred she-camels.*
Then he went to see Hussain Radiyallahu Anhu who remarked, “By giving you the camels, Abu Muhammad sufficed us.”(That is, I would have given you the camels if he had not already done so.)
*So he gave him one hundred goats.*
Then the Bedouin made his way to Abdullah Ibn Jafar Radiyallahu Anhu, who said,
*My brothers gave you camels and goats. So I give you one thousand dirhams.*
Then the Bedouin went to the Ansari man who said,
*“I have no camels, goats or dirhams like my other companions but please bring the camels to me so I can load them with fruits.”*

*100 she-camels, 100 goats, 1,000 dirhams, 100 camels with loaded fruits on each- this was the reward the Bedouin received for his generous hospitality, a reward that continued to benefit him and his family for several generations.*


*Subhan’Allah look at how Allah Azza Wa Jall rewards those people who do good to others, and those who help others for His Sake.*
We should all realize that when the Bedouin man sheltered his guests, he wasn’t aware that they were the grandsons (Hassan and Hussain) of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, nor was the a nephew (Abdullah Ibn Jafar) of Ali Ibn Abi Talib RA, yet look how he entertained them and treated them in that three days.


This story truly reminds us of the ayah:
*“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.” Qur’an 16:97*

And how beautiful was the life this bedouin man was given that lasted for several generations in his family. Subhan’Allah.

*Remember to not delay your help for His Sake*,
so that when the time comes that you will be needing His Help, be assured that it wouldn’t be delayed as well, just like how when the Bedouin needed help, and he came to Madinah, and help was given and pour to him even just by seeing him, he didn’t even had to speak and ask, he was given immediately. Alhamdulillah.

*And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens our hearts to always give and help for His Sake, only yearning for His Pleasure and the reward for the Hereafter.*

Story was taken from

• Golden Words, Mujahid, pp. 85-86; Darus-Salam