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3.24.2011

3 men 1 Horse

Recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said,
(The horses are for three. For one man they are a reward, for another man they are a shield, and for another man they are a burden. In reference to the man for whom they are a reward, he is the man who keeps them to be used in the way of Allah. Thus, they spend their entire life grazing in the pasture or garden (waiting in preparation for Jihad). So whatever afflicts them during that lengthy period in the pasture or garden, it will be counted as good deeds for him. Then, if their lengthy period is ended and they are used for a noble battle or two, their hoof prints and their dung are counted as good deeds for him.When they passed through a stream from which they did drink, though he (their owner) does not intend to quench their thirst, yet, it would be counted as good deeds, Therefore, they are a reward for that man.

A man who keeps them to maintain himself and to be independent of others (i.e., begging, etc.), and he does not forget the right of Allah upon their necks and their backs (i.e., their Zakah), then they are a shield for him (from the Hellfire).

A man who keeps them in order to boast, brag and show off, then they are a burden for him (on Judgement Day).)


[Bukhari]



Oh Allah make us among people who solely submit their life and death to Your cause. And to die in your cause. Fi sabilillah. InshaAllah.

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