Spend, Even When You’re Destitute – Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

What is the benefit of giving charity and spending on others even when you’re destitute and dirt poor? When you can’t pay your rent, when you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel… We revisit some of the gems from Shaykh Muhammad Mendes when he was at SeekersHub Toronto. [cwa id=’cta’] Resources for seekers: Honour The People Who […]

Charity in the Qurʾān: Preservation of the Inherent Dignity of Recipients

When he was at a stoplight behind a long row of cars a couple of weeks ago, Shaykh Shuaib Ally noticed a man by the side of the road, going from car to car, asking for change. When he saw the car in front of me, his attitude noticeably brightened, and he walked up to […]

What Are the Rulings Related to Giving Money to Others? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Asalamu alaikum, How should we react when people ask for money or food, but you don’t know if they are actually poor and there’s a possibility they will use it to buy cigarettes or alcohol? Are we not also encouraging them to beg more if we give money? Also […]