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18 June 2019 CE | 15 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Sponsoring a Widow

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "The one who strives to sponsor a widow or a poor person is like the one who strives in Jihad in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime. [Sunan An-Nasai - graded sahih]

Sponsoring a widow, taking care of her financial needs, is a deed of supreme merit, provided that one's objective is to earn the pleasure of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and one’s motive for helping is not desire for fame, or to make another indebted to oneself, or some other worldly gain.

We should always seek reward from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) alone, as nobody and nothing else can match what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) can give. It is worthwhile to note here that the reward for a person sponsoring a widow or needy person is like the reward for a Mujahid. The reward for Jihad is so great that no other act equals it in merit.

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