Book Name:Hazrat Sayyiduna Talha bin Ubaidullah ki Sakhawat
امیں ہیں یہ قرآن و دِینِ خدا کے مدارِ ہُدٰی اِعتبارِ صحابہ
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Dear Islamic brothers! Have you noticed how simple the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْهُم were! Though some of them were very rich, they were filled with the fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Despite having lots of wealth, these people did not become stingy, and did not desire to accumulate wealth all the time, they did not become rich to live a lavish life. These people considered the life of poverty and hunger to be a blessing from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, they spent their wealth for Islam, and generously gave money to the poor and needy. Let’s listen to some brief parables on generosity of the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْهُم and the pious saints.
Generosities of the blessed Companions
§ Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, once, gave 950 camels, 50 horses and 1000 gold coins in the way of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and then later on he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ further offered 10,000 gold coins.
(Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 8, pp. 395)
§ Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman Bin Awf رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ gave 700 of his camels with goods/equipment in charity in the way of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Once he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ gave 4000 dirhams, the second time 40,000 dirhams and the third time 500 horses and 500 camels in the way of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and at the time of his death, Sadaqah of 1000 horses and 50,000 dinars were given. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ also made a will that 400 dinars be given to the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْهُم who participated in the battle of Badr and one garden be given to Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا and the other blessed wives رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْهُنَّ of the Beloved Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم), that was worth 40,000 dirhams. (Karamaat-e-Sahabah, pp.126; summarized)