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Donating horses in the path of Allah

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What is the reward if a Muslim has donated 100 horses in the path of Allah?



There are several virtues mentioned for one who keeps a horse for use in Allah’s path. These would also apply to one who donates for the same cause.

Hereunder are a few such Hadiths:


1) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Whoever keeps a horse for use in the path of Allah, will be rewarded for the food and drink it consumes and excretes. These will be placed on the scales on the day of Qiyamah.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2853)


2) One Hadith mentions that the horse which is kept by someone for use in Allah’s path, will be a veil for that person from Jahannam.

(Mashari’ul Ashwaq, vol.1 pg.329 – from Ibn ‘Asakir with a weak chain)


3) Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahily (radiyallahu’anhu) said that such a person will be counted among those who spend their wealth day and night. [as appears in Surah Baqarah, ayah: 274]

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 19709 and Mashari’ul Ashwaq, vol.1 pg.329. Also see Tafsir Ibn Kathir, surah Baqarah, ayah: 274)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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