Hadith on Charity: The Best Form of Charity in Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1426
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “The best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents.”

  • This hadith narration from Sahih al-Bukhari 1426, as narrated by Abu Huraira, conveys the following message: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that the most excellent form of charity is the one practiced by a wealthy person. This is because their contribution can benefit a larger number of people. Additionally, the Prophet advised that the act of giving should begin with one’s own dependents, such as family members, before extending to others in need. This shows the importance of taking care of one’s own family and loved ones first, before reaching out to help others.