Hadith on Begging: Warning to self-sufficient beggars

Sahl ibn al-Hanzalah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever asks from people, while he is self-sufficient, only increases his share of the embers of Hellfire.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what amount of independence does not justify begging?” The Prophet said, “Enough to eat in the morning and evening.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1629

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

  عن سهل ابن الحنظلية قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ سَأَلَ وَعِنْدَهُ مَا يُغْنِيهِ فَإِنَّمَا يَسْتَكْثِرُ مِنْ جَمْرِ جَهَنَّمَ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا الْغِنَى الَّذِي لَا تَنْبَغِي مَعَهُ الْمَسْأَلَةُ قَالَ قَدْرُ مَا يُغَدِّيهِ وَيُعَشِّيهِ

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