View Full Version : Hadith about the poor and not being Miserly

06-05-2005, 09:21 PM
The Prophet, Peace and Blessings be upon him, Said:

"Do not turn away a poor man...even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you...God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376.

"Avoid cruelty and injustice...and guard yourselves against miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you."
Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 203.

"While a man was walking along a road, he became very thirsty and found a well. He lowered himself into the well, drank, and came out. Then [he saw] a dog protruding its tongue out with thirst. The man said: 'This dog has become exhausted from thirst in the same way as I.' He lowered himself into the well again and filled his shoe with water. He gave the dog some water to drink. He thanked God, and [his sins were] forgiven.' The Prophet was then asked: 'Is there a reward for us in our animals?' He said: 'There is a reward in every living thing.' "
Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 104.

"God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds."

" 'I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,' putting his index and middle fingers together."
Sahih Al-Bukhari 8:34.

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