POOR YES, BUT BUT OUTCAST
They SEEM to us as BEGGARS. They look IRRESPONSIBLE in our eyes. We ask ourselves why they CAN’T WORK and do something for themselves and earn a HONORABLE life. We EVADE them on the ROADS, MARKET PLACES, OFFICE DOORS, our HOME GATES and we actually set up CCTV cameras and TALKING GATE BELLS to WARD them off our assemblies. Yes they may seem so but in the SIGHT OF ALLAH , thy will be the first to ENTER paradise. They will be the MASTERS. They will be the OWNERS of fortunes that we own here now. They are responsible in their own right and they HAVE A HEART too. They have seen it all. They have SUFFERED ENOUGH to be as FILTHY as we see them. May Allah fix their situations amin. THEY ARE the ORPHANS. They are the WIDOWS whose husbands left the world TRAGICALLY . the PANGS of CRUEL DEATH SNATCHED their parents away. They have NOWHERE to call home. No FATHER, no MOTHER , no HUSBAND, NOTHING at all. How I wish we started treating them with a little decency and respect. How i wish we KNEW THEIR WORTH. But of course we are BLIND to that fact and we make it EVEN WORSE: we do BUSINESS with them and actually DON’T DELIVER even a LITTLE MORSEL of their rightfully share to them. WOE unto anyone EATING the SHARE of WIDOWS and ORPHANS and DESTITUTE. Remember THEIR LORD is WATCHING from ABOVE. Do what’s good and right now!
“حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ، عَنْ ثَوْرِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الْغَيْثِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: السَّاعِي عَلَى الأَرْمَلَةِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ كَالْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ، وَكَالَّذِي يَصُومُ النَّهَارَ وَيَقُومُ اللَّيْلَ.”
“Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The person who strives on behalf of the widows and poor is like those who strive in the way of Allah and like those who fast in the day and pray at night.”
- Reference : Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 131
In-book reference : Book 7, Hadith 3
English translation : Book 7, Hadith 131