Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Also on the authority of Abu Dharr رضي اللّه عنـه that some people from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said to the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم: O Messenger of Allaah, the affluent have made off with the rewards; they pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, and they give [much] in charity by virtue of their wealth.
He صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said :
"Has not Allaah made things for you to give in charity ? Truly every tasbeehah [saying: subhaan Allaah] is a charity, and every takbeerah [saying: Allaahu akbar] is a charity, and every tahmeedah [saying: al-hamdu lillaah] is a charity, and every tahleelah [saying: laa ilaaha illaa Allaah] is a charity. And commanding the good is a charity, and forbidding an evil is a charity, and in the bud'i [sexual act] of each one of you there is a charity.
They said : O Messenger of Allaah, when one of us fulfills his carnal desire will he have some reward for that ?
He صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said : Do you not see that if he were to act upon it [his desire] in an unlawful manner then he would be deserving of punishment ? Likewise, if he were to act upon it in a lawful manner then he will be deserving of a reward." (Muslim)