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Begging despite not being needy

Question

Please provide the Hadith warning against begging without being needy.

Answer

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“He who begs merely to increase his wealth, is actually asking for hot coals, so [he should decide whether to] increase or decrease the coals”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1041)

 

Kindly see here for more narrations prohibiting begging.

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar