Visit the sick, feed the hungry

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Visit the sick, feed the hungry, and (arrange for the) release of the captive.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Commentary:

We benefit from the above Hadith that Islam calls upon its followers to co-operate with one another in good things.

Like the previous Ahadith, this Hadith too, should be viewed in the same context. Herein, believers are enjoined to endeavor for the liberation of a fellow-Muslim who becomes a prisoner of war or is taken captive by disbelievers in any way. This instruction of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is also meant for the help of that person who is involved in a false case or is undergoing jail term on this count.

Similarly, it is the duty of the community to extend help and co-operation to a Muslim suffering a financial difficulty so that he becomes self-sufficient.

And Allah knows best!

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