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The hand that gives is better and start with spending upon close relatives

Question

Can you confirm the source of this Hadith?

يد المعطي العليا وابدأ بمن تعول أمك وأباك وأختك وأخاك ثم أدناك أدناك

 

Answer

Imams Nasai and Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Tariq ibn ‘Abdillah Al Muharibi (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 2532, Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, 3341 and 6562, as part of a longer narration.)

 

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The hand that gives is is the upper hand (i.e. it is more virtuous) and begin [giving charity] to those under your care; Your mother, your father, your sister, your brother, then the next closest and the next closest.”

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar