وَآتِ ذَا الْقُرْبَى حَقَّهُ
“Give the relatives their due right” (Surah Al- Isra verse 26)
Allah is commanding us to fulfil the right owed to our relatives. Allah says you are not doing anyone a favour but you are discharging your duty, you are doing something for yourself. The least degree that could be done is to share with the
اَلْيَدُ الْعُلْيَا خَيْرٌ مِّنَ الْيَدِ السُّفْلٰى
“The upper [giving] hand is superior to the lower [taking] hand.” (Bukhari)
We learn from the above that to be in the position of giving something to someone is superior to taking from someone.
m graces of social living and treat them well and those who are needy to help them financially.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفْوٌ تٌحِبٌّ العَفْوَ فَأَعْفَوْ عَنِّي
“O Allah! You are most forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive me.” (Ahmad)
As the last few days of Ramadan draws upon us, let us take the great opportunity to act on the above. Let us respond to the cries of the needy in our sincere duas and with our generous donations. Also, to be there when our family/friends need help whether that’s financially or just a helping hand.
Written by Umm Amaarah, mother of 2, qualified solicitor and Aalimiyyah student