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Charity to family first!

on May 4, 2014


1) Volume 2, Book 23, Number 383 :

Narrated by ‘Amir bin Sad bin Abi Waqqas
That his father said, “In the year of the last Hajj of the Prophet I became seriously ill and the Prophet used to visit me inquiring about my health. I told him, ‘I am reduced to this state because of illness and I am wealthy and have no inheritors except a daughter, (In this the narrator is ‘Aisha bint Sad bin Abi Waqqas). Should I give two-thirds of my property in Charity?’ He said, ‘No.’ I asked, ‘Half?’ He said, ‘No.’ then he added, ‘One-third, and even one-third is much. You’d better leave your inheritors wealthy rather than leaving them poor, begging others. You will get a reward for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake, even for what you put in your wife’s mouth.’ I said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Will I be left alone after my companions have gone?’ He said, ‘If you are left behind, whatever good deeds you will do will up-grade you and raise you high. And perhaps you will have a long life so that some people will be benefited by you while others will be harmed by you. O Allah! Complete the emigration of my companions and do not turn them renegades.’

2) Volume 2, Book 24, Number 502 :

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “A man said that he would give something in Charity. He went out with his object of Charity and unknowingly gave it to a thief. Next morning the people said that he had given his object of Charity to a thief. (On hearing that) he said, “O Allah! All the praises are for you. I will give alms again.” And so he again went out with his alms and (unknowingly) gave it to an adulteress. Next morning the people said that he had given his alms to an adulteress last night. The man said, “O Allah! All the praises are for you. (I gave my alms) to an adulteress. I will give alms again.” So he went out with his alms again and (unknowingly) gave it to a rich person. (The people) next morning said that he had given his alms to a wealthy person. He said, “O Allah! All the praises are for you. (I had given alms) to a thief, to an adulteress and to a wealthy man.” Then someone came and said to him, “The alms which you gave to the thief, might make him abstain from stealing, and that given to the adulteress might make her abstain from illegal sexual intercourse (adultery), and that given to the wealthy man might make him take a lesson from it and spend his wealth which Allah has given him, in Allah’s cause.”

3) Volume 2, Book 24, Number 507 :

Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “The best Charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents.”

4) Volume 2, Book 24, Number 508 :

Narrated by Hakim bin Hizam
The Prophet said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in Charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of Charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the money which is left after his expenses). And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him self-sufficient.

5) Volume 2, Book 24, Number 540 :

Narrated by Ishaq bin ‘Abdullah bin Al Talha
I heard Anas bin Malik saying, “Abu Talha had more property of date-palm trees gardens than any other amongst the Ansar in Medina and the most beloved of them to him was Bairuha garden, and it was in front of the Mosque of the Prophet . Allah’s Apostle used to go there and used to drink its nice water.” Anas added, “When these verses were revealed:–‘By no means shall you Attain righteousness unless You spend (in Charity) of that Which you love. ‘ (3.92) Abu Talha said to Allah’s Apostle ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Allah, the Blessed, the Superior says: By no means shall you attain righteousness, unless you spend (in Charity) of that which you love. And no doubt, Bairuha’ garden is the most beloved of all my property to me. So I want to give it in Charity in Allah’s Cause. I expect its reward from Allah. O Allah’s Apostle! Spend it where Allah makes you think it feasible.’ On that Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Bravo! It is useful property. I have heard what you have said (O Abu Talha), and I think it would be proper if you gave it to your Kith and kin.’ Abu Talha said, I will do so, O Allah’s Apostle.’ Then Abu Talha distributed that garden amongst his relatives and his cousins.”

6) Volume 3, Book 50, Number 895 :

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar
Umar bin Khattab got some land in Khaibar and he went to the Prophet to consult him about it saying, “O Allah’ Apostle got some land in Khaibar better than which I have never had, what do you suggest that I do with it?” The Prophet said, “If you like you can give the land as endowment and give its fruits in Charity.” So Umar gave it in Charity as an endowment on the condition that would not be sold nor given to anybody as a present and not to be inherited, but its yield would be given in Charity to the poor people, to the Kith and kin, for freeing slaves, for Allah’s Cause, to the travelers and guests; and that there would be no harm if the guardian of the endowment ate from it according to his need with good intention, and fed others without storing it for the future.”



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