Bringing Blessings In Sustenance

While the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated many such good deeds through which we can earn more rewards in less time, he صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has also stated such deeds through which we can also bring blessings in our sustenance along with earning rewards. Here are some blessed Ahadees regarding it:

Best tip for avoiding poverty

A person came to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and complained about his poverty. He صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم replied: When you enter [your] house and there is someone [present] in the house, say Salaam to him and if nobody is [present] there, say Salaam to me and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas once. That person did so.  Allah Almighty enriched him to such a level that he served his neighbours too. (Tafseer-e-Qurtubi, vol. 10, pp. 183)

Attaining blessing and goodness

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: ‘The one who likes that Allah Almighty increases the goodness of his house should perform Wudu when meal is brought to him and also perform Wudu when [it is] taken away.’ (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 4, pp. 9, Hadees 3260)

Wudu of eating food refers to washing both hands up to the wrists and front part of the mouth as well as rinsing out the mouth. (Faizan-e-Sunnat, pp. 186)

Blessing is associated with Jama’at

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: ‘Eat [your meal] together, not separately, for the blessing is associated with Jama’at. (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 4, pp. 21, Hadees 3287)

Commenting on it, Hakeem-ul-Ummah, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه has stated: Eating a little amount of food together is sufficient for many and it increases affection for one another. The Jama’at of Muslim is a great blessing during Salah, Jihad, Hajj, eating food, acts of worship etc. (Mirat-ul-Manajeeh, vol. 6, pp. 67)

Tip for bringing blessing in sustenance

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: The one who picks up and eat the fallen pieces of food from the dining mat lives a life of prosperity and his children live in peace. (‘Uyoon-ul-Akhbar, vol. 2, pp. 243)

How to attain blessing in sustenance and lifespan?

One of the reasons for attaining blessing in sustenance is to behave nicely towards relatives. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: He who likes to increase his lifespan and sustenance should fear Allah Almighty and treat his relatives with kindness. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 6, pp. 219, Hadees 7947)

Halal sustenance round the year

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: If a hungry and needy [person] hides his need from people, Allah Almighty will provide him with Halal [lawful] sustenance round the year. (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 7, pp. 215, Hadees 10054)

Three blessed sayings of Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم about attaining blessing in sustenance

1.   The one who recites Surah Al-Waaqi’ah every night will never suffer starvation. (Mishkat-ul-Masabih, vol. 1, pp. 409, Hadees 2181)

2.   The one who has made Istighfar obligatory upon himself, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ will remove his every anxiety, grant him relief from every distress and provide him sustenance from such place [source], he will not even imagine. (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 4, pp. 257, Hadees 3819)

3.   [The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰـە عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:] Should I not tell you that thing which give you salvation from your enemy and enrich your sustenance? Keep making Du’a to Allah Almighty day and night, for Du’a is the weapon of the believer. (Musnad Abi Ya’la, vol. 2, pp. 201, Hadees 1806)

Madinah: For more information regarding bringing goodness and blessings in sustenance and about the causes of poverty, read the written booklet of Shaykh-e-Tareeqat Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ ‘Sparrow and blind snake’ and the booklet of Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah ‘Causes of deprivation and its solution’ (published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah).

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