Hadith on Charity: Never belittle the charity of believers

Abu Mas’ud reported: When the verses of charity were revealed, we were employed to transport it. A man came and gave many things in charity. They said, “He is showing off.” Another man came and he gave a small amount in charity. They said, “Indeed, Allah does not need this small amount!” Then, the verse was revealed, “Those who disparage willing givers of charity among the believers and who find nothing to spend but their effort, so they mock them, Allah will mock them and they will have an agonizing punishment.” (9:79)

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1349, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1018

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ لَمَّا نَزَلَتْ آيَةُ الصَّدَقَةِ كُنَّا نُحَامِلُ فَجَاءَ رَجُلٌ فَتَصَدَّقَ بِشَيْءٍ كَثِيرٍ فَقَالُوا مُرَائِي وَجَاءَ رَجُلٌ فَتَصَدَّقَ بِصَاعٍ فَقَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَغَنِيٌّ عَنْ صَاعِ هَذَا فَنَزَلَتْ الَّذِينَ يَلْمِزُونَ الْمُطَّوِّعِينَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي الصَّدَقَاتِ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَجِدُونَ إِلَّا جُهْدَهُمْ فَيَسْخَرُونَ مِنْهُمْ ۙ سَخِرَ اللَّهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

1349 صحيح البخاري كتاب الزكاة باب اتقوا النار ولو بشق تمرة والقليل من الصدقة

1018 صحيح مسلم كتاب الزكاة باب الحمل بأجرة يتصدق بها والنهي الشديد عن تنقيص المتصدق بقليل