On helping one's companion

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

169. Chapter: On helping one's companion

969. Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said, "While we were on a journey, a man came on a mount of his and he began to look to the right and the left. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Anyone who has a spare mount should offer it to someone who has not got one, and anyone who has extra provisions should offer them to the someone who has no provisions.' He went on mentioning various sorts of property until we thought that no one had any right to anything extra." [Muslim]

970. Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, wanted to go an expedition and said, "O company of Muhajirun and Ansar! Among your brothers are people who have neither property nor tribe. Each of you should attach two or three men to himself then each of us can take turns in being carried like them." Jabir said, "I attached two or three to myself and took turns on my camel like one of them." [Abu Dawud]

971. Jabir said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to go to the rear during journeys and he would urge on the weak and mount them behind him and make supplication for them." [Abu Dawud]