Anas bin Malik relates that Abu Talha (may Allah be pleased with them) was the richest person among the Ansars in Madinah so far as landed property and date gardens were concerned. He liked his garden of Bairaha the best of all his properties. It was just in front of the Mosque of Holy Messenger. The Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) used to visit this garden and drink its sweet water. When the verse 3:92 was revealed, Abu Talha went to the Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) and submitted: ‘Messenger of Allah! Allah has sent down to you this verse, (you will not attain piety until you spend of that which you love) and the property I love most is Bairaha. I therefore offer it in charity for the pleasure of Allah, hoping for its recompense from Him. You may dispose it of as Allah might direct you. The Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) said: ‘Well, well, this is a very profitable property. I have heard what you have said, and I think you should divide it among your relatives.’ Abu Talha said: ‘So shall I do, Messenger of Allah!’ And he divided it among his cousins and relatives.
Human life depends on mutual give and take of services. The basis of human virtues is fellow-feeling, sublimity and high thinking. With this end in view Islam lays great emphasis on distribution of wealth or commodities among one’s relations and human beings at large.