Charity

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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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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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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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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Spend (O man), and I shall spend on you

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

Allaah (Subhaanahu wata’alaa) said, ‘Spend (O man), and I shall spend on you.’ ” He also said, “Allaah’s Hand is full and (its fullness) is not affected by the continuous spending night and day.” He also said, “Do you see what He has spend since He created the heavens and the earth? Nevertheless, what is in His Hand is not decreased, and His Throne was on the water and in His Hand there is the balance (of justice), whereby He raises and lowers (people).

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 206, Vol. 6]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapter 11 – Exhortation to spend, and glad tidings of compensation for the one who spends (in good works). Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Give the World for Islamic Knowledge

It is reported that Imām Al-Hasan Al-Basrī – Allāh have mercy on him – said:

To learn a single topic of knowledge and teach it to a Muslim is more beloved to me than having the whole world and giving it in the cause of Allāh.

Al-Khatīb Al-Baghdādī, Al-Faqīh wa Al-Mutafaqqih article 53.

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Shade to Seven on the Day when there will be no shade but His

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

Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are)

  1. A just ruler,
  2. A youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allaah (i.e. worships Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) Alone sincerely from his childhood),
  3. A man whose heart is attached to the mosques (i.e. who offers the five compulsory congregational Salaat (prayers) in the mosques),
  4. Two persons who love each other only for Allaah’s sake, and they meet and part in Allaah’s cause only,
  5. A man who refusesthe call of a charming woman of noble birth for illegal sexual intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allaah,
  6. A man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity),
  7. And a person who remembers Allaah (Subhaanu wata’alaa) in seclusion and his eyes become flooded with tears.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 629, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapterr 30, The Superiority of doing charity in secret
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr.Muhammad Muhsin Khan