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Taking Interest in the Affairs of Muslims

The Holy Prophet, peace be on him, says: "One who does not take interest in the affairs of Muslims is not a Muslim. And that person too is not a Muslim who hears a Muslim calling for help and does not respond to his call". (Usulul Kafi, p.390)

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Imam Ja'far Sadiq, peace be on him, says: "If a brother-in-faith comes to a person and seeks help from him and he does not help him in spite of being in a position to do so, Allah makes him help one of our enemies and then tortures him on his account". (Usulul Kafi, p.476)

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"If a person possesses a house and a brother-in-faith needs it for purposes of residence and he does not give it to him, Almighty Allah addresses the angels and says: 'O my angels! Here is a creature of mine who observes stinginess in lending his house to another creature of Mine. I swear by my Glory and Dignity that I will not provide him with a residence in paradise". (Usulul Kafi, p.476)

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"If a brother-in-faith seeks help from a person and he, in spite of being in a position to help him, does not do so Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Judgement in such a condition that his hands will be tied to his neck and will keep him in the same condition till the account of all the people has been settled". (Biharul Anwar, Vol.XVI, p.80)

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The Holy Prophet, peace be on him and his progeny, says: "Allah has inhabited Paradise with some persons who rule there ( and enjoy a dignified position). They are the persons who have been meeting the needs of their brethren". (Wasa'ilush Shi'ah, Vol.II, p.523)

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"One who fulfils the needs of a brother Muslim is like one who has been worshipping Allah throughout his Life".(Wasa'ulush Shi'ah, Vol.II, p.523)

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"Allah makes Paradise obligatory for one who helps a Muslim and diverts devastating water and fire from him (i.e. one who rushes to assist victims of flood and fire and saves them)". (Usulul Kafi, p.390)

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And Imam Baqir, peace be on him, says: "Whenever a person seeks my assistance I hasten to provide it to him lest he should become in a position to dispense with it and hence I may be deprived of the blessings attached to it)". (Biharul Anwar, Vol.XV, p.89)

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Similarly Imam Ja'far Sadiq, peace be on him, says: "A Muslim who helps another Muslim to fulfil the latter's need is like one who has performed jihad in the cause of Allah". (Mustadrakul Wasa'il, Vol.II, p.407)

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"It never happened that a Muslim fulfilled a want of a fellow Muslim and Allah has not proclaimed that His blessings were with Him and that He would not give him anything short of Paradise". (Wasa'ilush Shi'ah, Vol.II, p.523)

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"Allah will make matters easy for a believer who solves the problem of a brother and if he conceals his (i.e. brother Muslim's) error or secret, Allah will conceal seventy of his secrets. By Allah! So long as a person is the helper of his Muslim brother Allah remains his Helper". (Usulul Kafi, p.410)

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The Holy Imam said: "Remember! In my view assisting a brother Muslim is better than going round the Ka'bah seven times". (Usulul Kafi, p.409)

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And in the end the Holy Imam says: " Almighty Allah has said thus: People get their sustenance from Me (and they are My creatures). Hence I like him more who is more kind to them and strives to meet their needs". (Usulul Kafi, p.409)

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Imam Musa Kazim, peace be on him, says: "There is a group of Allah's servants who strive to meet the needs of the people. They will enjoy peace of mind on the Day of Judgement. And Allah will make him happy on the Day of Judgement who makes one believer happy". (Wasa'ilul Shi'ah, Vol.II, p.524)

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Imam Muhammad Baqir, peace be on him, says: "At times it so happens that a Muslim seeks help from another Muslim and the latter, though inclined to help him but is not in a position to do so, Allah will send him to Paradise for this very resolution", (Wasa'ilul Shi'ah, Vol.II, p.523)

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The conclusion of this discussion is contained in the following words of Imam Husayn son of Imam Ali, peace be on them: "The request which people make to you are Blessings of Allah. So do not feel weary and uneasy". (Biharul Anwar, Vol.XV, p.90)

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Imam Ali, peace be on him, says: "How surprising it is on the part of a person who is approached by a brother Muslim for help and he fails to help him and does not consider himself fit for performing a good act. Does this act carry any spiritual award which he should cover? Or can he not mitigate Allah's wrath by this means? Really, should one observe abstemiousness even in the matter of morals and virtues?" (Durarul Hikam, p.496)

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