Showing Kindness to the Poor
Showing kindness and mercy to the poor and needy in society is another way a person can increase his sustenance and wealth. This is because Allah’s blessings shower upon a society due to its poor and helpless people among them.
The Prophet SAW said: “ Find me amongst your weak, because the only reason that you are provided sustenance and aided in victory is because of your weak!” Reported by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (5/198).
Mulla ‘Ali Qari said:
“Find me amongst the weak’ means to search for the prophets pleasure by being kind and merciful to your poor’” Mirqat al-Mafatih (9/84)
The primary reason that Allah provides for us is due to the presence of the weak and poor so by being kind to them Allah will bestow a wealth to us.
Therefore those who wish to achieve the help of Allah should be kind to the weak and down-trodden in society even if it’s with a smile. For those of us that can’t show our kindness or mercy financially can show it in compassion and love by not looking down upon them with arrogance for verily its not status and wealth that make us better than one another but only the Taqwa of Allah.
And Allah knows best!
From “15 ways of increasing your earnings. From the Quran and Sunnah” by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi. Publishing and distribution by Al-Hidayah.
To read more about other ways of increasing one’s wealth go to this section.