Is this narration authentic?
The poor are [a means] of your good deeds
‘Allamah Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) has stated, ‘These words have not been reported as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), However, the meaning is correct. Since the poor are deserving of kindness/charity, a person attains reward by giving them charity, thus earning reward and good deeds.’
(Ahadithul Qussas, Hadith: 21)
Note: Although the meaning is correct, it is not suitable to quote the words in question as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Despite this, one may indeed believe in this virtue and encourage others to the same .
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar