The best Alms is to arrange for a tent so that people may benefit from its shade in the Path of God, to gift a servant in the Path of God, or to provide a camel (to serve as conveyance) in the Path of God
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greater in trial, and more rewarding. (Nasai).
Note: The reward for one who lives in the city is more because of his pre-occupations and abundant belongings; which he must leave to migrate in the Path of Allah.
88. Waathilah ibnil Asqa' RadiyAllaahu 'anhu narrates that: RasuulUllaahu SallAllaahu ‘alaiHi wa AaliHii Wasallam asked from me: Would you migrate? I replied: Yes. He asked: Acceptable (Baadiyah) migration or obligatory (Baattah) migration? I asked Him: Which is more rewarding? RasuulUllaahu SallAllaahu ‘alaiHi wa AaliHii Wasallam replied: Obligatory migration, and obligatory migration is that you live with RasuulUllaahu SallAllaahu ‘alaiHi wa AaliHii Wasallam, and acceptable migration is that you return to your place and make it imperative on yourself to listen to the Amir (Commander) and obey him, in adverse and favourable conditions, whether you like it or not, and despite others being preferred over you. (Tabaraani, Majma-‘ul-Zawaaid)
Note: Obligatory migration (Baattah) from Makkah to Madinah was observed during the time of RasuulUllaahu SallAllaahu ‘alaiHi wa AaliHii Wasallam prior to the victory of Makkah. Acceptable migration (Baadiah) is to go out for a cause of Allah and return to your place.