Exhortation for developing mutual love and
mercy among the Muslims
57) Narrated Abu Huraira that Allah's Messenger said: Indeed Allah would say on the Day of Resurrection: 0 son of Adam! I fell ill but you visited Me not. He will say: How could I visit You while You are the Lord of the worlds? Allah will say: Did you know that My slave so-and-so was sick but you visited him not? Did you not know that if you had visited him, you would have found Me by him? 0 son of Adam! I asked you for food but you fed Me not. The slave will say: 0 Lord! How could I feed You whereas You are the Lord of the worlds? Allah will say: Do you not know that such and such slave of Mine asked you for food but you did not feed him. Did you not know that if you had fed him, you would surely have found that with Me. 0 son of Adam! I asked you to give Me a drink but you gave Me not a drink. The slave will say: 0 Lord! How should I give You a drink while You are the Lord of the worlds? Allah will say: My slave so-and-so asked you to give him a drink but you gave him no drink. Had you provided him a drink, you would have surely found the reward for doing so with Me.
(This Haditli is sound and reported by Muslim).
As Allah loves the believers, He commands them to love each other and feel the responsibility toward the poor, the starving, the naked etc. This is in addition to the compulsory Zakat, for more reward.