The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who does not lie neither does he speaks from his desire asked us a troubling question when he said: “How will you be when Allaah gathers you together like arrows in a quiver, for fifty thousand years, during which Allaah will not look at you?”
This standing under the sun which will be brought near for a period of 50,000 years is just one of the burden of the Day of Judgement, there are many others, so many Allah says even pregnant mothers will abandon the children in their tommy. Imagine, this kind of situation. Will we then not be interested in anything that will remove some of these burden on that day?
One of such things is helping another Muslim remove his burden in this world. The Prophet of Islam says:
“Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Resurrection. And whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever shields [or hides the misdeeds of] a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah will aid His slave so long as he aids his brother.” [Sahih Muslim (4/2074) No. 2699, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/195) No. 2945, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/152) No. 225, Musnad Ahmad (2/252) No. 7421]
From this hadith we get a number of things about helping your brothers:
- As you remove the grief of your brother, Allah will remove from your grief on the Day of Judgement when you need it most.
- As you alleviate the need of the needy, Allah will alleviate your needs in this world AND the hereafter.
- As you shield your brothers and sisters from their situation, Allah will shield you too in this world and the hereafter.
- Allah will ALWAYS help you as long as you help others. In other words, one sure way to always ensure Allah’s help is with you is to help others.
An-Nusrah Foundation is all about helping others, removing their grief, alleviating their needs, and shielding them from the embarrassment, harassment, and disgrace their situation may have led them to.
Joining this effort is simply an attempt to achieve these four key points in this beautiful hadith.