DID THEY SAY CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME?
We STRUGGLE each day and night to earn TITLES and NAMES, FAME and COVERAGE, ACCOLADES and MEDALS by helping, donating CHARITY to organizations, individuals, corporates and other deserving bodies. Yes it’s a GOOD and WORTHY COURSE. Doing something to those ORPHANS is a GREAT INITIATIVE. Giving the PASTOR that OFFERING is a noble thing. But let me REMIND you this: Is it wise to give OUTDOOR when your own people are SUFFERING INDOORS?? I trust what the son of Abdullah Peace Be Upon Him said: you EARN EQUAL AMOUNT of reward or EVEN MORE, by giving your WIFE what she lacks as a charity. Your DAUGHTERS and SONS need stuff too, your MOTHER and FATHER. Your closest FAMILY MEMBERS need that CHARITY before you even think of OUTSIDERS. Make them COMFORTABLE and free from UNNECESSARY WANT before you step out. Let’s start CHARITY WORK from inside.
حَدَّثَنَا حَيْوَةُ بْنُ شُرَيْحٍ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا بَقِيَّةُ، عَنْ بَحِيرٍ، عَنْ خَالِدٍ، عَنِ الْمِقْدَامِ بْنِ مَعْدِي كَرِبَ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ: مَا أَطْعَمْتَ نَفْسَكَ فَهُوَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ، وَمَا أَطْعَمْتَ وَلَدَكَ فَهُوَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ، وَمَا أَطْعَمْتَ زَوْجَكَ فَهُوَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ، وَمَا أَطْعَمْتَ خَادِمَكَ فَهُوَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ.
Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “What you feed yourself is sadaqa for you. What you feed your child is sadaqa for you. What you feed your wife is sadaqa is for you. What you feed your servant is sadaqa for you.”
Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (Looking after girls)
Reference : Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 82
In-book reference : Book 4, Hadith 7
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