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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, accepted that from some of them due to their intense reliance on Allah, patience in the face of poverty, and modesty in that they would not beg or ask others for money

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
209 2023/11/12 2023/11/12
Article translated to : العربية

Zayd ibn Aslam (a Follower; belonging to the generation succeeding the Companions) narrated from his father who said

“I heard `Umar ibn Al-Khattaab say, ‘The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ordered us to give charity, and that came at a time when I had some money. So I said: ‘If there is any day that I shall outdo Abu Bakr, it is today,’ and I went and presented half of my wealth.’ The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘What have you left for your family?’ I said: ‘The same as what I brought (half).’ Then, Abu Bakr approached with all of his wealth, and the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘What have you left for your family, O Abu Bakr?’ He replied: ‘I left Allah and His Messenger.’ I said: ‘By Allah, I will never surpass him in anything.’”

An-Nawawi (a scholar) said: “The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not rebuke Abu Bakr when he brought all of his wealth, because he knew of his good intention, strong-willed self, and the fact that he did not fear a trial for Abu Bakr or that he would ask others for money, in a way he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would fear for others.”

At-Tabari (a scholar) said: “The majority of scholars said that it is permissible for an individual to give all of their wealth in charity if they are healthy in their mind and body, as well as patient with straitened circumstances, and if they have a family, the family is also patient. As for if one of these conditions is not met, then it is disliked.”

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