Hadith on Charity: Parable of the spender and miser of charity

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The parable of the miser and the spender is that of two men clad in armor from their chests to their collars. As for the spender, he does not spend but that it extends or broadens over his skin until it cover the tips of his hands and feet. As for the miser, he does not want to spend anything but that every ring contracts in its place; he tries to loosen it but it will not.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1375, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1021

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

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ مَثَلُ الْبَخِيلِ وَالْمُنْفِقِ كَمَثَلِ رَجُلَيْنِ عَلَيْهِمَا جُبَّتَانِ مِنْ حَدِيدٍ مِنْ ثُدِيِّهِمَا إِلَى تَرَاقِيهِمَا فَأَمَّا الْمُنْفِقُ فَلَا يُنْفِقُ إِلَّا سَبَغَتْ أَوْ وَفَرَتْ عَلَى جِلْدِهِ حَتَّى تُخْفِيَ بَنَانَهُ وَتَعْفُوَ أَثَرَهُ وَأَمَّا الْبَخِيلُ فَلَا يُرِيدُ أَنْ يُنْفِقَ شَيْئًا إِلَّا لَزِقَتْ كُلُّ حَلْقَةٍ مَكَانَهَا فَهُوَ يُوَسِّعُهَا وَلَا تَتَّسِعُ

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