Allah Ta’ala loves the one who is generous and the one who is a miser is disliked. The most generous person was none other than Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Despite having so little, Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) generosity exceeded all bounds, The Sahaba (RA) some of whom Allah blessed with wealth, exemplified the true qualities of sharing and caring for others.
Apart from the times that a call was made to donate, ordinarily too, the Sahaba (RA) were ever willing and committed in rendering assistance and helping the cause of Deen. The display of generosity was the virtue of Rasulullah (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) impeccable Mubarak life and teachings.
One may take a great lesson from this narration reported by Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA) that Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said” Every morning two Angels are dispatched into the world. One angel (for the generous people) makes dua to Allah that for the person who spends his wealth correctly then compensate him with more wealth in this world or reward him in the Hereafter.
The second angel (for the miser) curses saying, O Allah! Cause harm and loss for such a person (in other words, that person who does not spend his wealth in the correct way as well as being stingy then causes loss to him). (Mishkaat)
It is abundantly clear from this hadith that wealth entrusted to us must be used in the correct places and not hoarded for which all will be accountable on the Day of Qiyamah.
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