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The benefits of charity

Question

Is the following Hadith suitable to quote?

إن صدقة المسلم تزيد في العمر و تمنع ميتة السوء و يذهب الله بها الكبر و الفخر

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 31, volume: 17)

 

‘Allamah Haythami and ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahumallah) have declared the chain weak. The Hadith is suitable to quote for encouraging charity.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 109, Ithaful Khiyaratil Maharah, Hadith: 2863)

 

Also see here.

 

Translation

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Certainly charity increases one’s lifespan, prevents an evil death, and Allah removes through it pride and arrogance.”

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar