"Because they perform the vow (yufoona bin-nazri) and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading, And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him."
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The Hadeeth literature indicates that the Ahlul Bayt (mayour salams and Allah peace be unto them all) showed theimportance of Nazr by their acts more than once. Thefollowing story is recorded in many tafseer books about therevelation of these verses of sura Dahr.Once the Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn, who were at that time 5 and 4 years old, fell ill.When the Prophet of Islam, missed them in the mosque, he came to Fatima Zahra's house toinquire about them. When he was told that they were sick, he suggested that both parentsshould take a spiritual vow (Nazr) for the children's recovery. So both Imam Ali and FatimaZahra prayed to Allah for the recovery of Hasan and Husayn (peace be unto them all) andtook a vow to fast for three consecutive days when the children became well again. Thechildren did recover from the illness soon after. Both parents set about fulfilling their spiritualvow and fasted. When the children saw that, they also decided to fast with their parents andso did the house-maid, Fiddha. But that day there was no food in Fatima's house even forbreaking the fast. So Imam Ali went out looking for work. He could not find any. But he wasable to get three kg's of wool to be spun in exchange of three kg's of barley. Fatima Zahraspun the wool all day. She was only able to dispense with one kilo of it. So she took only onekilo of barley ground it into flour and prepared five loaves of bread. While they were all readyto break their fast, someone knocked at the door saying: "O people of the house of theProphet, I am a poor man and I have nothing to eat, is there anything you could do to feedme." At this Imam Ali stood up, went to the door and gave his loaf to the man. Fatima Zahradid the same. Watching this, both children also gave their loaves and so did the maid. Theybroke their fast by water and retired. The next day Fatima Zahra spun another kilo of wool. Soshe separated one kilo of barley, ground it into flour and prepared five loaves once again. Asthey were ready to break their fast, once again, a voice called out from the door: "O people of the house of The Prophet, I am an orphan, I am hungry, could you feed me?" Hearing this,Imam Ali stood up and gave his loaf to the man, so did Fatima Zahra, the children and themaid. They all, once again, broke their fast by water and retired. Came the third day, FatimaZahra spun the rest of the wool, took the remaining barley, ground it into flour and preparedfive loaves. As they were ready to break the fast, a voice called from the door saying: "Opeople of the house of the Prophet, I am a prisoner, I am hungry, could you feed me?"Hearing this, once again, Imam Ali stood up and went to the door and gave his loaf away tothe prisoner. Fatima Zahra, the children and the maid did likewise. Every time the person atthe door would want to express his gratitude for the kindness, Imam Ali would say: "No, no,we are not looking for any reward from you for this act, we are doing it out of Allah's love."Now the children had just been quite ill. And they had not eaten anything in three days. TheProphet of Islam, once again entered the house asking about the children. When he looked atthem they were shaking like autumn leaves (those are the exact words in the report). FatimaZahra told him what had been going on in the family. At that time the archangel Gabriel camedown with a gift of Allah to the Prophet. That gift was the verses of Sura Insan or Dahr(chapter 76), which we quote below.They fulfill vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading far and wide. And theygive food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive. We only feed you for