19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Oath on Sadaqah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are three men about whom I can take an oath. No man’s wealth can be reduced by charity….” [Ibn Majah]

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is promising us in this Hadith that a person who gives in charity will never have his wealth decrease because of it.

What prevents a person from spending in Sadaqah is the thought that his giving will reduce his wealth, will bring him nearer to poverty, and take away from him the reassurance of having plenty.

Such a thought is generated by Shaitaan, who wishes to see us as hoarders of low and mean nature.

The reality is that whoever spends the gifts of Allah with him generously, gets his hands constantly refilled with the gifts of Allah. He is always showered by the favours and blessings of Allah.

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) has sworn in this Hadith that Sadaqah does not decrease wealth.

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