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If you are too miserly to give sadaqah then at least spend on yourself

Question

Is this a Hadith?

“O People! Purchase yourselves from Allah. If one of you is too miserly to give his money [in charity] to people, then he should at least give charity to himself [i.e. Let him spend on himself]. He should [purchase and] eat and wear clothing from what Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla has granted him.”

 

Answer

Yes, this is a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recorded in Makarimul Akhlaq of Imam Kharaiti and Shu’abul Iman on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Makarimul Akhlaq, pg. 1260, Maktabatur Rushd edition, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4250)

 

Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (نظيف الإسناد لم أر من صححه).

(Ithaful Maharah, Hadith: 1275)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar