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For Al-Miskin

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allah-o-alaihe wa sallam) as saying: “The poor man (miskin) is not the one who goes round to the people and is dismissed with one or two morsels, and one or two dates.” They (the Prophet’s Companions) said: “Messenger of Allah, then who is miskin?” He said: “He who does not get enough to satisfy him, and he is not considered so (as to elicit the attention of the benevolent people), so that charity may be given to him, and he does not beg anything from the people.”

 


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Source: Economic Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): A Select Anthology of Hadith Literature on Economics, Muhammad Akram Khan. Republished with permission.