Imam As-Sadiq (a.s.) said:
مَنْ كَانَ فِى حاجَةِ أَخِيْهِ الْمُسْلِم كَانَ اللّهُ فى حاجَتِهِ
Whosoever engages in fulfilling the requirements and needs of his Muslim brothers, God will fulfill his requests.1
People often think that if they get involved in solving the problems of others, this would retard progress in their own life. Islam has a different viewpoint. The Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) says that if you engage in solving people’s problems and fulfilling their requirements, God, whose power is beyond your power and all powers, helps you and solves your problems. We have been witnessed how the problems of those who help others get solved in wonderful ways and this is a divine bounty.