Charity · Daily-Hadith

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]

The Excellence and Obligation of the Payment of Zakat -Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen

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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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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