How much more significant won’t such a servant’s act be, if the easing of difficulties are for another “beloved” of Allah Ta’ala?
Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“The best of people are those who benefit others”.
In another narration, Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have stated:
“Whosoever removes a difficulty of a Muslim, Allah Ta’ala, on the day of Qiyamat, will also ease his difficulties.”
The enormous emphasis on removing any pain, difficulty or obstruction from the path of a Mu’min in Islam, has not received a similar degree of emphasis in any other religion. These are the noble and honourable teachings of our beloved Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the illustrious Companions, the Sahaba (RA). Such lofty, glorious and impeccable guidance from our beloved Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his noble Companions (RA) more than adequately exemplify some very basic human qualities, viz.to be good to one and all; to be so motivated that even if a branch blocks the road/pathway, then remove it so that people may pass with ease.
Offering a glass of water to a thirsty person or animal indeed looks to be an insignificant act. However, when one unstintingly serves the creation of Allah Ta’ala, he/she secures unimaginable volumes of rewards. In the same vein, if one offers appropriate general medication to someone who is unwell (obviously not prescribed scheduled medication), will be an excellent way to earn immense rewards. As a matter of fact, the medical fraternity can also enjoy tremendous rewards by simply adjusting their intention: they need to sincerely intend to serve humanity for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala.
It needs to be noted that Allah Ta’ala becomes extremely pleased and gladdened when His honoured creation eases the burden of fellow-man and animals, and thereby makes life less challenging for his/her fellow creation.
The fortunate few who display the true character and spirit of our beautiful Deen are indeed, not only great ambassadors of our beautiful Deen, but also serve as potent Daa’ees (inviters).
Darul Ihsan Centre