The reward for giving someone milk or lending an animal to use the milk

Question

Where is this virtue from?

“Want the reward of setting a slave free? Give milk!”

 

Answer

This is deduced from the Hadith recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sahih Ibn Hibban and other Hadith collections wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentioned that whoever lends someone an animal to use its milk or gives someone milk to drink will be rewarded similar to freeing a slave.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1957, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 5096)

 

See the full Hadith here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar