Prophet Muhammad succeeds in building a just and prosperous society on the foundation of affection, among others, with alms. Alms is one of the most important pillars in distributing the welfare and prosperity of society. Alms is also a solution in solving the problems of the people.
There is so much wisdom that we can quote from the exemplary Prophet Muhammad. For example, about his favorite performing Tahajud or qiyamullail prayers. He never left Tahajud prayer. If it does not happen He does not have time to perform the qiyamullail, then in the day He replaced it. So serious He set up the Tahajud prayer, to tell it, that his feet were swollen for too long standing.
His beloved wife, Siti Aisyah, with full tenderness said, "Why are you so hard to perform qiyamullail every night, while Allah has guided your sins to be forgiven?" Hearing the question, the Prophet said, "Is it wrong if I become a servant of Allah who is happy to be thankful? "
So, Tahajud's prayer is a proof of His thanks to Allah SWT. Another wisdom is His humility to anyone. Up to now, the Messenger of Allah (SAW) was very shy as a woman's pervert. Prophet Muhammad is a very loving man to his wife and children.
He said, "Be good to your wives, and know that I am the best of my wives."
The Prophet gave Charity and Help the Orphan
One of the most important lessons is his favorite charity. The Prophet is a person who loves and loves the orphans and the poor. He is known as the most happy person to give alms and most alms. Moreover, in the month of Ramadan, more and more alms.
Success of the Prophet Muhammad SAW build a prosperous, fair and prosperous Muslim community, not free from alms. Rasulullah SAW succeeded in building a just and prosperous society on the foundation of affection, among others alms.
The alms was very broad. Not only in the form of possessing property for the peoples. Spinning the orphan's head also includes alms. Helping elderly people who have difficulty stepping on or carrying something, also includes alms. In fact, getting rid of thorns from the road also includes alms.
Of course, no less important is charity in the form of wealth. During his life, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has often stated the obligatory and zakat priority. There is a story about Tsa'labah whose lives are years of poverty. He is very diligent in worship, and often asked the Prophet to pray for a rich person.
The Prophet, at first did not want to say yes. But Tsa'labah repeatedly asked. Finally one day, the Prophet gave him a goat for breeding. At first, when the number of goats was still small, Tsa'labah was still able to perform prayers in the mosque.
But for a long time, he became increasingly busy with the care of the goat's livestock, so his congregation prayed. Longer time, it is rare to pray in congregation. As the goat's business progressed, Tsa'labah was ordered by the Prophet to issue zakat. But he delayed his retention. Until the end, God destroyed his cattle business.
Tsa'labah refuses to pay zakat, it is another matter, but the message contained in this story is the obligation of issuing zakat for every capable Muslim. In addition to the priorities of issuing alms of course.
There is another story in the Apostle's time. An old grandmother came to the Apostle while complaining. "Yes, the Apostle, what awe of those rich people. They pray and fast as we pray and fast. But they can give charity to their property, while we can not. "
The Apostle said that the charity was not merely a treasure and a thing, but it could also be a sentence of dzikir, such as Subhanallah, walhamdulillah, walaailaaha illallah wallaahu akbar. However, hearing the Prophet's words, the woman said again, "The rich people can even dzikir and they give alms to their property."
What is this hadith message? As Muslims we need to be rich, among others, to be zakat and to give charity. (By: Yusuf Mansyur)