Muhammad Saleh al-Munajjid
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When the verse“Never will you attain the good reward [or righteousness] until you spend [in the way of Allaah] from that which you love” was revealed, Abu Talhah, may Allaah be pleased with him, went to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Allaah has revealed this, and the dearest of my wealth is Bayr-Haa’, (which was a garden that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam liked to visit, sit in the shade of its trees and drink from its well) I am giving it up for the sake of Allaah and His Messenger hoping for its reward in the Hereafter, so use it in whichever way Allaah likes.” …Thereupon, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “O Abu Talhah! Bakhin, Bakh, (an expression used to denote surprise and approval) this indeed is a profitable trade, your charity is accepted, and I see that you should give it to your relatives.” When this verse was revealed, the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, knew that this great rank of righteousness and its huge reward cannot be attained unless one spends the dearest of what he possesses.