Sayyiduna Maymun ibn Abi Shabib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported:
A beggar asked ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) for charity and she gave him a piece of bread. Thereafter, one well-dressed person asked her for charity and she invited him to sit down and served him food. When she was asked about the reason for the difference in treatment, she said: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) instructed us: ‘Treat people according to their status.”
Some people are claiming that this teaches us to treat people differently and not as equal. Can you please provide an explanation to expel the misconceptions?