Spending and Begging

 

SPENDING

If you spend (to help others), O son of Adam! I [God] shall spend on you. (Bukhari, Muslim).

 It is better for a man to give a dirham as Sadqa during his lifetime than to give a hundred at the time of his death. (Abu Dawud).

 Do not consider any act of kindness insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful face. (Muslim).

 Sadqa given to a poor man is just Sadqa, but when given to a relative it serves a double purpose, being both Sadqa and a connecting link.(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn Majah, Darimi).

Begging

 He who begs the property of others to increase his own is asking only for live coals, so let him ask little as much. (Muslim).

It is better for one of you to take a rope, bring a load of firewood on his back, and sell it, God thereby preserving his self respect, than that he should beg from people whether they give him anything or refuse him. (Bukhari).

If anyone guarantees me that he will not beg from people, I will guarantee him paradise. (Abu Dawud, Nasa’i).

 A person keeps on begging until he meets Allah (on the Day of Resurrection) with no flesh on his face. (Bukhari, Muslim).

Anyone who begs from people in order to increase his wealth will have his face scratched on the Day of Resurrection, and will eat burning stones from hell; so let him reduce it (his punishment) or let him increase it as he pleases. (Tirmidhi).

Begging is similar to scratching the flesh off your face; so if someone wants to save his face he should avoid it, except for asking from the ruler or asking in case of dire need. (Abu Dawud, Nisai).

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