Hadith on Generous Giving: Best Charity from the Enriched and Independent

📖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 from Sahih al-Bukhari, a collection of sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), emphasizes the importance of giving charity by highlighting that the best form of charity is practiced by a wealthy person. It implies that those who have been blessed with wealth have a greater responsibility to engage in acts of charity and benevolence towards those in need. Additionally, the Hadith advises to prioritize giving to one’s dependents, which includes family members and those who are financially dependent on the donor. This Hadith encourages Muslims to be generous and compassionate towards others, especially those who are in their care or are dependent upon them, as it is considered a praiseworthy act of charity in Islam.