Hadith on Sadaqa: Do not belittle any charity, do not return insults

Jabir ibn Sulaym reported: I came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we are people of the desert. Teach us something with which Allah will benefit us.” The Prophet said, “Do not belittle any good deed, even pouring your leftovers into another’s cistern, even speaking to your brother while smiling at him. Beware of trailing your garment; it is a form of vanity that Allah does not like. If a man insults you with what he knows about you, do not insult him by what you know about him. Verily, you will have a reward and the penalty is upon the one who said it.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 527

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عن جابر بن سليم قَالَ أَتَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّا قَوْمٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَادِيَةِ فَعَلِّمْنَا شَيْئًا يَنْفَعُنَا اللَّهُ بِهِ فقَالَ لا تَحْقِرَنَّ مِنَ الْمَعْرُوفِ شَيْئًا وَلَوْ أَنْ تُفْرِغَ مِنْ دَلْوِكَ فِي إِنَاءِ الْمُسْتَسْقِي وَلَوْ أَنْ تُكَلِّمَ أَخَاكَ وَوَجْهُكَ إِلَيْهِ مُنْبَسِطٌ وَإِيَّاكَ وَإِسْبَالَ الإِزَارِ فَإِنَّهُ مِنَ الْمَخِيلَةِ وَلا يُحِبُّهَا اللَّهُ وَإِنِ امْرُؤٌ شَتَمَكَ بِمَا يَعْلَمُ فِيكَ فَلا تَشْتُمْهُ بِمَا تَعْلَمُ فِيهِ فَإِنَّ أَجْرَهُ لَكَ وَوَبَالَهُ عَلَى مَنْ قَالَهُ

527 صحيح ابن حبان فصل من البر والإحسان

522 المحدث شعيب الأرناؤوط خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في تخريج صحيح ابن حبان