Benevolence to Muslims
By the renowned spiritual guide and leader of Ahl al-Sunnah, ‘Allamah, Mawlana, Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Ridawi دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ
Allah’s Almighty final Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم stated, “The Religion is to wish well.” We should seek to do good to other Muslims. However, there is a section of people who want products to be expensive and their earnings to be greater. They do not care if people struggle to feed themselves, as long as their own bank balances grow. This is a mindset of desiring bad for Muslims and should be avoided. However, there are different categories of people. You will also find such pious people that make their products cheaper, even at times when they themselves are in financial straits, just to provide ease for other Muslims. There will also be those who give items free of charge to the poor. People have even established large organisations to serve the ill and fulfil the necessities of the needy (such as Dawat-e-Islami’s FGRF Department).
However, there will also be people who make the lives of Muslims even more difficult during times of hardship. If we speak about the medical field alone, there are many places in this sphere where people are doing as they wish; for the sake of money, people are playing with lives. Although not all physicians and pharmacists are the same, there is no shortage of hidden thieves amongst them. Some doctors, taking bribes from companies in the name of ‘commission’, prescribe expensive medicines to patients without a need. They make them take various tests unnecessarily, causing them to spend thousands upon thousands.
In a similar vein, many medical storeowners destroy people’s health and their own afterlife by pedalling substandard and expired medicines. My plea to all such people is to not rob the grief-stricken followers of our beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم . Deal with them with benevolence. In order to obtain reward in the hereafter, reduce your profit and sell them items at a cheaper rate. In fact, if a poor Muslim comes, sell him the item at your own buying price. Similarly, if a noble Sayyid comes, if it is possible, expand your heart and sell them the item at half the rate, because these are the progeny of my beloved Master صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم . In fact, if it is possible, present the item as a gift to them. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه By doing this, you will not become bankrupt, rather such blessings can come in your earnings that you will be able to construct many bungalows.
May Allah Almighty allow my words to enter the hearts.
صَلُّو ا عَلَی الْحَبِیب! صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Note: This material was prepared with the help of the Madani Muzakaras of: 20th Safar 1441 AH, corresponding to 19th October 2019, and 13th Dhu al-Qa’dah 1441 AH, corresponding to 5th July 2020, and is presented here with final corrective changes by Mawlana Shaykh Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ .
 Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, p. 51, Hadith 196