He Gained 1000% Profit


Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) narrated that once there was a severe drought and famine in Madinah Munawwarah. A caravan of camels laded with wheat was imported by Hadhrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu anhu) from Syria. When the caravan entered Madinah, the traders hastened to Hadhrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu anhu) to purchase the wheat.

Hadhrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu anhu) asked them to make an offer. When they made an offer, he said that he wanted more. They doubled the price. But he refused, saying that he wanted a profit of tenfold (1000%). The traders were shocked. They asked: “Who will ever pay such an exorbitant price?” He said: “Verily, Allah Ta’ala increases the price. For every one dirham he gives ten dirhams. Hence, all this wheat is Sadqah for the Fuqara of Madinah.” Thus, he gave all the wheat to the Fuqara.

Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiyallahu anhu) said: “That night I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in a dream. He was riding a beautiful horse, and dressed in exquisite silken garments. He seemed to be in a hurry. I said: “O Rasulullah! I yearn to meet you.” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “O Ibn Abbaas! Verily, Allah has accepted the Sadqah of Uthmaan, and has married him to a damsel of Jannat. I have been invited to his wedding feast.”