Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Believer's Shade is His Charity

From Uqbah bin Amir that he heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) say: “Every man is beneath the shade of his charity until the people are judged (on the Day of Judgement).”

Marthad bin Abdullaah wouldn’t come to the masjid except with something to give in charity. Once he brought some onions and when asked why he brought these onions when the smell would affect his garment he said, “I have nothing else in my house to give charity with and a man from the Companions informed me from Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) that he said, “The shade of a believer on the Day of Judgement will be his charity.”

Zawaa’id of Musnad of Abu Ya’laa. See also Sahih al-Jami’ of al-Albani (no. 4510)