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Every time one wants to give charity, the devil comes ..

Ibn ‘Uthaymin: Every time one wants to give charity, the Devil comes and says that one will become poor if one does it. Thus one becomes stingy. (Ahkam-ul-Qur’an 2/291, afatwa.com)

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A labourer can give charity out of his earnings and it is severely forbidden to detract on who contributes a little

598. Narrated Aboo Mas’ood (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

When we were ordered to give alms, we used to start to work as porters (to earn something we could give in charity). Aboo ‘Uqail came with one half of a Saa (special measure for food grains) and another person brought more than he did. So the hypocrites said, “Allaah is not in need of the alms of this (i.e. ‘Uqail); and this other person did not give alms but for showing off.” Then Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa) revealed : ‘Those who defame such of the believer who give charity (in Allaah’s Cause) voluntarily, and those who could not find to give charity (in Allaah’s Cause) except what is available to them…’ (V.9 : 79)

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 190, Vol. 6]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapter 21 – A labourer can give charity out of  his earnings and it is severely forbidden to detract on who contributes a little. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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On the Day of Resurrection those Animals will tread him under their Hooves

576. Narrated Aboo Dhar (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Once I went to the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) and he said,

“By Allaah in Whose Hands my life is”, or probably said, “By Allaah except Whom none has has the right to be worshipped), whoever had camels or cows or sheep and did not  pay their Zakaat, those animals will be brought on the Day of Resurrection far bigger and fatter than before and they will tread him under their hooves, and (those animals will come in circle) when the last does its turn, the first will start again and this punishment will go on till Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa) has finished the judgment amongst the people.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 539, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapter 8   – The gravity of punishment for the one who does not pay the Zakaat. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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By Allah, I would definitely fight him who makes distinction between Salat and the Zakat

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

When the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) passed away, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was appointed as his successor (caliph). Amongst the Arabs some men apostatised. Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) resolved to fight them. `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) said to Abu Bakr: “How can you fight them when the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has declared: `I have been commanded to fight people till they testify La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah); and if they do it, their blood (life) and property are secured except when justified by law, and it is for Allah to call them to account.” Upon this Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “By Allah, I would definitely fight him who makes distinction between Salat and the Zakat, because it is an obligation upon the rich to pay Zakat. By Allah I will fight them even to secure the piece of rope which they used to give to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “I realized that Allah opened the heart of Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) for fighting those who refused to pay Zakat, and I fully recognized that Abu Bakr ¨(May Allah be pleased with him) was right.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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Great Reward of looking after Widows, Poor and Orphans

1878. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujaahid (Muslim fighter) who fights for Allaah’s cause, or like him who performs Salaat (prayer) all the  night and observes Saum (fast) all the day.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 265, Vol. 7]

Source : The Book Of Zuhd and Al-Raqaa’iq – Chapter 2 – To do good to widows, poor and orphans. – Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Two angels descend every morning and says

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

“Two angels descend every morning, and one says: ‘O Allah, give him who spends something, in place of what he spends.’ The other one says: ‘O Allah, give destruction to him who withholds.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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Five are martyrs

1247. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“While a man was going on a way, he saw a thorny branch and removed it from the way and Allaah (Subhaanahu wata’alaa) became pleased by his action and forgave him for that.”

Then [the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)] said,
“Five are martyrs :
One who dies of plague,
one who dies of an abdominal disease,
one who dies of drowning,
one who is buried alive (and) dies and
one who is killed in Allaah’s cause.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 624, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book Of Al-Imaara – Chapter 51 – About the martyrs.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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On every Muslim there is enjoined (a compulsory) Sadaqa (alms)

589. Narrated Aboo moosa(Al-Ash’aree) (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

“On every Muslim there is enjoined (a compulsory) Sadaqa (alms). “
They (the people) asked, “If one has nothing?”
Hesaid, “He should work with his hands so that he may benefit himself and give in charity.”

They said, “If he cannot work or does not work?”
He said, “Then he should help the oppressed unhappy person (by word or action or both).”

They said, “If he does not do it?”
He said, “Then he should enjoin what is good, or said, enjoin Al-Ma’roof (i.e. Islaamic Monotheism and all that Islaam ordians).”

They said, “If he does not do that?”
He said, “Then he should refrain from Ash-shar (doing evil – e.g. practising polytheism of different kinds and all that is evil and bad), for that will be considered for him as a Sadaqa (charity).

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 51, Vol. 8]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapter 16 – As – Sadaqa means alms, charity, Zakaat, etc.., and it also includs all types of Al-Ma’roof (i.e. Islaamic Monotheism and all types of good deeds). Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Superiority of Planting Trees or Sowing Seeds

1001. Narrated Anas bin Maalik (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Vasallam) said,

There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as an act of charity for him

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No.513, Vol.3]

Source : The Book of Al-Musaaqat – Chapter 2 – Superiority of planting trees and tilling of land. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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