عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ قال أتى رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَجُلٌ فقال يا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَعْظَمُ فقال أَنْ تَصَدَّقَ وَأَنْتَ صَحِيحٌ شَحِيحٌ تَخْشَى الْفَقْرَ وَتَأْمُلُ الْغِنَى ولا تُمْهِلَ حتى إذا بَلَغَتْ الْحُلْقُومَ قُلْتَ لِفُلَانٍ كَذَا وَلِفُلَانٍ كَذَا ألا وقد كان لِفُلَانٍ

Abu Hurayrah (rta) stated that a person came to God’s Messenger (sws) and asked: “O Messenger of God! Which charity is the best?” At this, he replied: “That you give in charity whilst you are hale and hearty, covet wealth, have fear of poverty and also have hope for more wealth. Do not delay this charity until when your soul reaches your collar bone [at the time of death and then] you say: ‘for such and such, there is this [amount] and for such and such [this amount]. Now it already belongs to such and such.’”[1]

 

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قال خَيْرُ الصَّدَقَةِ ما كان عن ظَهْرِ غِنًى وَابْدَأْ بِمَنْ تَعُولُ

Abu Hurayrah (rta) reported that God’s Messenger (sws) said: “The best charity is that after giving which a person does not end up poor and begin with those who are your financial obligation.”[2]



[1]. Ibid., vol.2, 716, (no. 1032).

[2]. Al-Bukhari, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol. 5, 2048, (no. 5041).