Returning favors of loved ones even after their demise


kindness after death

We all know the famous hadeeth wherein it mentions that whoever doesn’t thank people (for their help/gesture) doesn’t thank Allah. And The prophet ﷺ also said:

  • “No one has done any favour to me except that I have reciprocated him.” [Ref: Jami` at-tirmidhi, 3661]
  • “He who was given a gift and was able to reward for it (by re gifting) let him do so, and he who was not able to reward for it let him praise [the giver] for that he who praised has been thankful.” [Ref: Jami` tirmidhi 2034, saheeh by albani r.h]

The importance of returning back the favors, gestures, etc your deceased relatives/blood ties is massive. We all have our relatives some of whom are deceased. At one point in time, or even more, they helped you out even if it be by your aunt buying you your favorite meal or taking you out for stroll, Saving you from your
parents’ scolding or making you feel special when you visited their place…

How do you return back their good gesture after their demise? The best way is to do something as sadaqah-jaariyah for them. Donating wheelchairs, leaving copies of Qur’an/Islamic books on their behalf. building water-pumps, digging wells on their behalf where water is most needed, furnishing masajid with carpets or prayer rugs, etc.

This is what will ACTUALLY be of help to them every second in their grave. This is the best way you will fulfill your ties of kinship and blood, especially if you couldn’t during their lifetime then at least now fulfill your duty as kith and kin. Do them a favor and you will be rewarded too.

A lot of us have enough money to spend and splurge on various luxuries, but have we ever considered doing something for the one lying in his/her grave battling the accounts every second? Have we gathered the guts and courage to remove some money from our salary and teach our kids on how to do something like this for any relative after they die?

Have you instilled this teaching in your children so they emulate your example after you?

#Think #Reflect #ActNow