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November, 2019

  • 28 November

    Spending surplus wealth in charity is better than hoarding it

    Question What is the reference for this narration and can it be quoted? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O son of Adam, it is better for you if you spend your surplus [wealth over and above your needs]. Withholding it is evil for you. There is no reproach for you [if you withhold that amount] necessary for a living.”

September, 2019

  • 10 September

    Feeding a poor household on ‘Aashura

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Feeding the poor on ‘Aashura: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever feeds a poor household on ‘Aashura will cross the bridge (Sirat) with the speed of lightening”

  • 2 September

    Meaning of part of a Hadith regarding the best charity

    Question What is the translation of عن ظهر غنى in the following Hadith? أفضل الصدقة أو خير الصدقة عن ظهر غنى، واليد العليا خير من اليد السفلى، وابدأ بمن تعول

August, 2019

  • 26 August

    Meaning of part of a Hadith in Sahih Muslim regarding the abject poverty of a tribe from Mudar

    Question What is the translation of ‘مجتابي النمار’ in the following Hadith? عن المنذر بن جرير، عن أبيه، قال: كنا عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في صدر النهار، قال: فجاءه قوم حفاة عراة مجتابي النمار أو العباء، متقلدي السيوف، عامتهم من مضر، بل كلهم من مضر فتمعر وجه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لما رأى بهم من …

July, 2019

  • 10 July

    The complete Hadith regarding various forms of charity

    Question Can you quote the full Hadith please? Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Your smiling face to your brother is an act of charity. Your commanding good and prohibiting evil is an act of charity.”

  • 9 July

    Various forms of charity

    Question Can this narration be quoted? Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Your smiling face to your brother is an act of charity. Your commanding good and prohibiting evil is an act of charity.”

June, 2019

May, 2019

  • 17 May

    Charity (sadaqah) in Ramadan

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The best charity is that given in Ramadan”

March, 2019

February, 2019

  • 26 February

    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.”

  • 6 February

    Giving sadaqah with one’s own hands

    Question Is this a reliable incident? At some point in his life, Sayyiduna Harithah ibn Nu’man (radiyallahu ‘anhu) lost his sight. After losing his sight, he placed a basket filled with dates and other similar items near his musallah and also had a string tied between his musallah and the door of his home. When any beggar would knock on …