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Chapter 58
ﻪﻴﻟإ ﻊﻠﻄﺗ ﻻو ﺔﻟﺄﺴﻣ ﺮﻴﻏ ﻦﻣ ﺬﺧﻷا زاﻮﺟ بﺎﺑ
Permissibility of Assistance without Greed
لﺎﻗ ﻢﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺮَﻤُﻋ ْﻦَﻋ ، َﺮَﻤُﻋ ِﻦﺑ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ِﻪﻴﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋ ، َﺮَﻤُﻋ ِﻦﺑ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑ ِﻢﻟﺎﺳ ْﻦَﻋ
ﻴِﻄْﻌُﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر
ُلﻮُﻗَﺄَﻓ ، َءﺎَﻄﻌﻟا ﻲﻨ
لﺎﻘﻓ ،ﻲﱢﻨِﻣ ِﻪﻴَﻟِإ ُﺮَﻘﻓَأ ﻮه ﻦَﻣ ِﻪﻄﻋَأ
اَذِإ ، ُﻩﺬُﺧ
َﺗ َﺖْﺌِﺷ نِإو ، ُﻪْﻠُآ َﺖﺌِﺷ نِﺈَﻓ ُﻪْﻟﱠﻮﻤَﺘﻓ ُﻩْﺬُﺨَﻓ ، ٍﻞِﺋﺎَﺳ ﻻو ٍفِﺮْﺸُﻣ ُﺮْﻴَﻏ َﺖْﻧَأَو ، ٌءﻲَﺷ ِلﺎَﻤﻟا اﺬه ﻦِﻣ َكَءﺎﺟ
ِﻪِﺑ ْقَﺪْﺼ
ْﻔَﻧ ُﻪْﻌِﺒﺘُﺗ ﻼَﻓ ،ﻻ ﺎَﻣَو ،
ٌﻢﻟﺎﺳ لﺎﻗ
ﻪﻴِﻄْﻋُأ ًﺎﺌﻴَﺷ ﱡدُﺮَﻳ ﻻَو ، ًﺎﺌْﻴَﺷ ًاﺪﺣَأ ُلَﺄﺴﻳ ﻻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﺪﺒَﻋ َنﺎَﻜَﻓ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ٌفﺮﺸﻣ «
ﺔﻤﺠﻌﻤﻟا ﻦﻴﺸﻟﺎﺑ
: ْيَأ
ﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ٌﻊﱢﻠَﻄَﺘﻣ
Salim, son of Abdullah bin `Umar, from his father Abdullah; from `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them)
reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) would give me some gift, but I would say: "Give it to someone who needs it
more than I.'' Thereupon he (PBUH) would say,
"Take it when it comes to you without begging and without greed,
and add it to your property. Then use it yourself or give it away in charity. As for the rest, do not covet it.
'' Salim
said: `Abdullah bin `Umar would never ask anything from anyone, nor would he refuse accepting it when it was
given to him.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In this Hadith, three points merit our attention. First, there is an account of the exemplary character
of the Companions who became unmindful of their own needs when they saw that somebody else was more needy
and deserved assistance. Second, there is an allowance for accepting a gift provided one's heart is free from desire
for it. Third, a man is allowed to accumulate wealth but on the condition that he would fulfill his personal and family
needs. Besides, he should resolve that he would also spend money on the needy as well as on the lines approved by
Allah so as to win His pleasure.