Helping Out Your Fellow Brother

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sa) said:

“A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfils his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…” [Bukhari and Muslim].

Subhanallah! — look at the reward for helping out your fellow Muslim, to simply help them and to assist them in their needs, you will get the help and assistance of Allah Almighty.

What else can we ask for?!

But not only will Allah fulfil us in our needs in this world, but by you also helping your Muslim brother or sister out in times of hardships and difficulties — Allah will help us in the most difficult time in our life, being the Day Of Judgement, when we will all be in such a frantic, in need of help, and Allah promises us in this Hadith that He will relieve us our troubles on that day if we simply relieve the troubles of a Muslim in this world.

Allahu Akbar! So what are you waiting for? Get Busy!!

In another Hadith, Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sa) said:

“He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; he who covers up (the faults and sins) of a Muslim, Allah will cover up (his faults and sins) in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [Muslim]

So strive hard to lend a hand to your Muslims in need, no matter how big or small their need may be — help them for the sake of Allah and not for any worldly matter (otherwise your actions will be fruitless). Be there for them in times of calamity and be assured that Allah will remove from you your difficulties, and not only that … Allah will cover up your faults and sins in this world and the Hereafter because you simply covered up the faults and sins of your brother.

So next time if a situation arises for you to help your fellow Muslim out, don’t hesitate whether to do it or not, don’t think or have the attitude ‘What will I get out of it?’ — just rememeber the words of Your Prophet Muhammad (sa), when he said:

“Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…”

So, never leave your brother standing after asking for your help, if he is in need of your help… help him fesabeelillah

For it is YOUR DUTY to do so —

and it is a RIGHT he has over you.

External Link:

Tafseer of the Hadeeth of Six Rights of every Muslim – Bahjatu Quloob il-Abraar wa Qurratu ‘Uyoon il-Akhyaar fee Jaami’ il-Akhbaar

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11 thoughts on “Helping Out Your Fellow Brother

  1. MuslimahWarrior

    MashaAllah nice article, I wanted to add that as Muslims, we must always help others, and at the same time, if we want to take our Islam to Ihsan (Excellence), then we must try to implement the following:

    First we should approach and ask Allah and try our best to be solely dependent on Allah(SWT) and I believe that this is the highest level of iman and tawakkal upon Allah.

    We can clearly see from these following hadiths that not asking anything from anyone will earn the reward of paradise. (InshaAllah)

    There are other reports of pledges given to the Prophet, peace be upon him, by individuals among his companions specifying this condition of not asking anyone for anything. Al-Tabarani relates on the authority of Abu Umamah: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, asked us who was willing to give him a pledge. Thawban, the Prophet’s servant, requested the Prophet, peace be upon him, to accept his pledge. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said to him: ‘You pledge not to ask anyone anything.’ Thawban asked him what reward would a person get for honoring such a pledge, and the Prophet, peace be upon him, answered: ‘Paradise.’ I saw Thawban in Makkah when it was overcrowded with people. He was on his mount when it happened that his whip fell from his hand over someone’s shoulder. The man handed him the whip back, but he would not take it from him until he dismounted to pick it up himself.” (Also related in a shorter version by Ahmad and Al-Nassaie.

    527. Hakim ibn Hizam reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand. Begin with your dependants. The best sadaqa is that given by the wealthy. Anyone who refrains [from asking], Allah will spare him the need to and anyone who seeks to be independent, Allah will give him independence.” [Agreed upon – i.e. Bukhari and Muslim]

  2. alqamardesigns

    Allahu Akbar — Jazakallahu khair sister MuslimahWarrior, beautifully said. Barakallahu feeki – may we all get to that level, on relying on Allah alone, and turning to Him for all our needs. Ameen

  3. SHEIKH

    BROTHER MUHAMMAD WE PARY ALLAH CURES YOU. FEAR ALLAAH AND ALLAAH WILL MAKE A WAY FOR YOU TO GAIN MONEY.

  4. Riaz Jhummun

    Assalamu alaikoum. I am from Mauritius. I need some assistance for immigration purpose. When we establish contact I shall give you more details about my situation.

  5. Arij

    Salam to all,
    I’m truly embarrassed to be asking for help but I have no other way..it has been look down if u ask for help in my family. So it’s really hard to be doing this.. I’m 29 year old woman with a 4 year old and I’m 2 months pregnant. My husband has tried to get a job but it’s hard for him no one is giving him an opportunity..we have no car, so hard trying to get from place to place.
    I’m asking for help as a woman. Inshallah some one will feel for me.. I walk to get food wearing a hijab with my kid.. inshallah u find it in ur hearts to help me..
    Sukran !

  6. Ibrahim Abdul kabir

    Salaam alaekun please I need your help I was saraky for work on the 31 of may just because I go to do my prayers please I need help am the one taking care of my family mummy and daddy and 4 brothers and one sister with wife and kids please I need to work may Allah bless you all

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