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Qur’an And Hadith About Generosity

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Qur’an

Allah has declared:

“And whatsoever you spend of anything (for Allah’s sake), He will replace it.”

“And whatsoever you spend of good, seeking therewith Allah’s pleasure, it is for yourselves. And whatsoever you spend of good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged in the least.”

Hadith

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad [s] said:

“Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and you will also be spent upon.”

“Everyday two angels descend and one of them prays continuously, ‘O Allah! give more in return to the person who gives generously; while the other angels prays, ‘O Allah! Destroy the one who does not give generously.”

“O son of Adam, if you spend your excess wealth, it will be better for you; and if you retain it, it will be bad for you. You will not be reprimanded for keeping what is enough for your needs. Begin with those who are your dependents. And know that the upper hand (i.e., the one that spends in the way of Allah) is better than the lower hand (i.e., the one that receives charity).”