14 February 2014 CE | 12 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Ignoring Relatives for Charity to Others

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “O Community of Muhammad! By the Being Who has sent me with Truth, Allah cannot accept the charity of those persons whose relatives are in want of his kindness and help, and he distributes it among others, leaving them. By the Being in Whose Power is my life, on the Day of Judgement, Allah will not look at such a man.” [Tibraani]

The people who deserve first to benefit from the excess wealth of a person are his needy relatives and kinsmen. It is their right that when the hand is raised for giving in charity it extend toward them first.

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