Helping one another to goodness and fear of Allah

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

21. Chapter: Helping one another to goodness and fear of Allah

Allah Almighty says, "Help each other to goodness and taqwa," (5:2)

and the Almighty says, "By the Late Afternoon, truly man is in loss. Except for those who believe and do right actions and encourage each other to the truth and encourage each other to steadfastness." (103:1-4)

177. Abu 'Abdu'r-Rahman Zayd ibn Khalid al-Juhani reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Anyone who equips a fighter in the way of Allah fights as well and anyone who looks after a fighter's family during his absence fights as well." [Agreed upon]

178. Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sent an expedition to the Banu Lihyan of Hudhayl. He said, "Let every two men send one more man, and the reward will be for both of them." [Muslim]

179. Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, encountered a caravan at ar-Rawha' and said, "Who are you?" They said, "Muslims." They said, "Who are you? He said, "The Messenger of Allah." A woman presented a child to him and said, "Can this one make hajj?" He said, "Yes, and you will have a reward." [Muslim]

180. Abu Musa al-Ash'ari reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A trustworthy Muslim agent who carries out what he is instructed to do fully, generously and cheerfully, and pays it to the person to whom he was ordered to pay it, is one of those who give sadaqa." [Agreed upon]