The Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Aallam – I Have Been Sent As A Qasim
The Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam is the Distributor(Qasim) for the Ummah and the Atta is from Allah.
Sahih Bukhari Book 25, Number 5317:
Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported that a child was born to one of the persons amongst us and he decided to give him the name of Muhammad We said: We will not allow you to give the name after the name of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) until you ask him (the Holy Prophet). So he (that person) came and said (to the Holy Prophet): A child was born in my house and I wanted to give him the name (of Muhammad) after the name of Allah’s Messenger, whereas my people did not allow me that I should name him after that (sacred) name until I have asked Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) in this connection, whereupon he said: Give him the name after my name but do not call him by my kunya, for I have been sent as a Qasim as I distribute amongst you.
Sahih Bukhari Book 25, Number 5317:
Some people argue that here Qasim only means the distribution of Zakat and spoils of the war and it is only limited to that, but in this hadith, the Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam said that he was sent as a Qasim, which clearly signifies that purpose of this attribute “Qasim” is not just distribution of zakat and spoils of war, but Allah’s blessing are doled out to us through the Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam, He is the door from which we get Allah’s blessings, whether it be in this world or the next.
The distribution of Shafaath is also through him on the day of judgment, Allah will give Shafaath to the Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam and it is distributed to all by him
To clarify this point I am extracting the incident when Abu Bakr Siddique anhu radi Allahu taala gave his entire wealth to the Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam, The Holy Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam had already refused another Sahabi’s wealth when he gave everything because one must also keep wealth to take care of himself and his family and it is a Muslims fard, but he only accepted Siddique E Akbar’s sacrifice because of the level of Imaan of Siddique E Akbar, who said I have left Allah and his Rasool in my home.
I have left the source (Allah) and the means (the Holy Prophet) of the distribution of wealth in my home.
This is described by Allama Sir Syed Muhammed Iqbaal
The poem from Allama Iqbal is as follows
“To the companions, one day the Holy Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam) appealed, O You of wealth, give in the path of righteousness,
Hearing the command Umar(radiallahu taala anhu) rose with immense desire,
for that day several thousand dirhams he did acquire
he thought to himself compared to Siddique(radiallahu taala anhu) today, my steed will surely lead the way
To the trusted Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam) His Riches he did give
, an act of selflessness for the dependent, he took the initiative
The Master of the World (Sallallahu Alayhi wa sallam) Enquired,
O Umar (radiallahu taal anhu) For whom the passion for the truth is the solace of the heart
For your own family, what did you leave? , What is in their right, the kinsmen must receive
Umar(radiallahu taal anhu) replied, Half the riches to the women and children would suffice,
The rest assigned to the Ummah in sacrifice,
By then the friend of Apostleship arrives
From Whom Love and affection derives
With his sincere nature, he brings forth,
All that in the worlds eye has worth
The Prophet said the concern for the family you must not dismiss
Then replied the secret keeper of love and bliss
From you do the eyes of the moon and the stars get their light
It is your being that is the means for the distribution of livelihood
The Candle is sufficient for the Moth
The Flower to the nightingale,
for Siddique(radiallahu taala anhu) The Messenger of Allah is Sufficient