Book Name:Hazrat Sayyiduna Talha bin Ubaidullah ki Sakhawat

Generosity of Sayyiduna Talhah Bin ‘Ubaydullah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰي عَنۡهُ

Sayyiduna Imam Shamsuddin Muhammad Bin Ahmad Zahabi رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said that once Sayyiduna Talhah Bin ‘Ubaydullah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ received seven hundred thousand dirhams at night from Hadramaut; he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ became anxious and uneasy. The blessed wife of Sayyiduna Talhah Bin ‘Ubaydullah asked why he was so worried. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ replied, ‘My problem is that one who spends nights worshipping in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, how will he be able to worship today when so much wealth is with him?’ Listening to this, his noble wife said humbly, ‘Why are you sad about this? Why are you forgetting your poor friends? Make the intention of calling them and distributing all the dirhams among them as soon as the morning dawns.’ He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said, ‘May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy upon you! Indeed, you are a virtuous daughter of a virtuous father.’

Dear Islamic brothers! This virtuous daughter of a virtuous father was none other than Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Kulsoom رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا the beloved daughter of Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddeeq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. Then, at sunrise, Sayyiduna Talhah Bin ‘Ubaydullah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ started distributing all the dirhams amongst the Muhajireen & Ansaar and also sent some of it to Sayyiduna ‘Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم. Sayyiduna Talhah’s wife instantly came in and asked humbly, ‘O Abu Muhammad! Is there anything left for your family?’ He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ replied, ‘Where have you been, take whatever is left.’ She رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has stated, ‘When we counted the leftover amount, it was just one thousand dirhams.’ (Seer A’laam-un-Nubula, vol. 3, pp. 19, Raqm 7)


صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب       صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد


Dear Islamic brothers! سُـبْحٰـنَ الـلّٰــه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, have you noticed how the beloved companion of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyiduna Talhah Bin ‘Ubaydullah رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was filled with the passion of generosity and sacrifice! It is normally a part of human nature that whenever he gets plenty of wealth from somewhere, he gets extremely happy, makes new plans and sets