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Spend on your husband if he is in need
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri radiallahu anhu said: The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu
alaihe wasallam went out – on Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha – to the prayer place, and when he had
finished (the prayer) he preached to the people and enjoined them to give charity. He said, “O
people, give in charity!” Then he went over to the women and said, “O women, give in charity for I
have seen that you are the majority of the people of Hell.” When he went home, Zaynab the wife of
Ibn Mas’ood came seeking permission to see him. It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, here is Zaynab.”
He said, “Which Zaynab?” It was said, “The wife of Ibn Mas’ood.” He said, “Yes, let her in.” So they let
her in and she said, “O Prophet of Allah, today you enjoined charity, and I have some jewellery which I
wanted to give in charity, but Ibn Mas’ood claims that he and his child have more right to receive it in
charity.” The Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said: “Give it in charity to Ibn Mas’ood, for your
husband and your child have the most right that you should give it to them in charity.”
Allah is Good and accepts nothing but that which is good
“O you who believe! Spend of the good things, which you have (legally) earned, and of that which
We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it,
(though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allah
is Rich (Free of all needs), and Worthy of all praise”
Ongoing Charity
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If a person falls sick or travels, there
will be recorded for him (a reward) like that of what he used to do when he was not traveling and was
Allah says, “O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day
comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers
who are the Zaalimoon (wrongdoers)”
Sahih Bukhari 1393, Sahih Muslim 80
al-Baqarah 2:267
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2996)