A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAMIC TEACHINGS ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF RELATIVES
اقربا ء کی مالی اعانت کا تصور یہودیت، مسیحیت اور اسلامی تعلیمات کا تقابلی جائزہ
The importance of relatives in Islam and good treatment of them can be estimated from the fact that relatives are mentioned in several places in the Holy Quran immediately after parents and it is emphasized to treat them well. In Surah Al-Baqarah
وَبِالْوَالِدَیْنِ اِحْسَانًا وَّ ذِی الْقُرْبٰی
"And to treat parents and relatives wel"
It is in Surah Nisa
وَاعْبُدُوا اللّٰہَ وَلاَ تُشْرِکُوْا بِہٖ شَئیاً وَّ بِالْوَالِدَینِ اِحْسَانًا وَّ بِذِی الْقُرْبٰی
“And worship Allah all of you, do not associate anyone with Him, treat your parents well and be kind to your relatives.”
In all inspired religions, especially Islam, there is a great emphasis on the payment of the rights of the servants. It is the responsibility of wealthy Muslims to inform the poor, disadvantaged and backward members of the society, fulfill their needs and provide financial support to them. Nowadays, due to the increasing inclination of pretension and showing off among people, the issue of meeting relatives and relatives and good behavior is becoming less and less. Financial aid is a distant thing, people are not even willing to meet with their poor relatives.
In the written paper, the importance of relatives in Islam, Judaism and Christianity and the teachings of financial assistance to needy relatives will be presented.