Generosity Of The Sahaabah


Hadhrat Abdullah Bin Ja’far, Hadhrat Hasan, Hadhrat Husain (radhiyallahu anhum) and  one Ansaari companion were travelling from Makkah to Madinah. Along the journey they were caught in a storm. They sought refuge in the tent of a Bedouin. After cessation of the rain, the A’raabi (Bedouin) slaughtered a goat for them. They stayed three days with their host who treated them very hospitably.

As they departed they told the A’raabi that when he comes to Madinah, he should visit them. After several years, the A’raabi’s poverty constrained him to go to Madinah. In Madinah he first met Hadhrat Hasan (radhiyallahu) who presented him 100 camels. Then he went to Hadhrat Husain (radhiyallahu anhu) and received a gift of 100 goats. Then he went to Hadhrat Ja’far who gave him a thousand dirhams.

Thereafter, the A’raabi visited the Ansaari companion. The Ansaari companion loaded all the camels with fruit. Thus, the A’raabi returned as a wealthy man.