WRITTEN BY: MUFTI INAM ULLAH HASAN HYDERABAD
Benefiting others is a commendable act for every human being, the manner in which it is described in the Qur’an as a rule of “survival” has the greatest effect on the heart and mind. allah subhanahu ta’ala said:
فَاَمَّا الزَّبَدُ فَیَذْھَبُ جُفَاءً ، وَ اَمَّا مَا یَنْفَعُ النَّاسَ فَیَمْکُثُ فِی الاَرْضِ ، کَذٰلِکَ یَضْرِبُ اللہُ الاَمْثَالَ۔( al rad 17)
translation:As for the scum, it goes to be thrown away, while that which benefits people remains on the earth. This is how Allah brings out the parables.
The world is a factory of God, the system of God that is going on in this world; It is clearly stated in this verse that Allah Almighty declares the things that are beneficial in the world and the means of their survival. While non-profits do not last long. allah Almighty Himself is “beneficial” and is very appreciative of usefulness.
Therefore, it is narrated from Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar that when the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked who is the most beloved servant of Allah Almighty? The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:”اَنْفَعُ النَّاسِ لِلنَّاسِ” They; Which benefits the people the most. Profit in any form, it is the cause of survival and the cause of love, the more the profit increases, the more the means of survival will be provided by nature. This rule of survival is also proved by a hadith. It is narrated by Anas that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: مَنْ اَحَبَّ اَنْ یُبْسَطَ لَہٗ فِیْ رِزْقِہٖ وَ یُنْسَأَلَہٗ فِیْ اَثَرِہٖ فَلْیَصِلْ رَحِمَہٗ.
Whoever desires that his provision should be increased and that his footprints should remain for a long time; He should be merciful (to treat his relatives). ( Bukhari)
According to the exponents in this hadeeth, the expansion of sustenance means blessing, and long lasting of footprints also means blessing.However, some exponents refer to the remembrance of good after death or the Plenty of children.
It is useful to point out here that the most beneficial of the creatures are the Prophets (peace be upon them) who lead the Ummah out of eternal failure and lead it to eternal success.One of the consequences of the utility of these holy beings is that in the glory of the Holy Prophets (peace be upon them) it is specifically mentioned that their blessed bodies remain intact in the graves. The soil cannot eat them.
Benefit and profitability is an attribute whose value and status is recognized by all the nations of the world, Not only that; Rather the person who is more characterized by this attribute; He is looked upon with the same needful eyes, even human beings and animals understand this usefulness. On the other hand, there is no benefit in that which is not performing any important service; It is neither needed nor retained.
Now we also have to worry about our survival. In the context of this Qur’anic law of survival and benefit, we must strive to prove our usefulness.
May Allah enrich us with beneficial causes. Amen