Friday, September 08, 2006

The Poor and Needy

"Indeed, man has been created impatient. When evil befalls him, he becomes despondent; but when blessed with good fortune, he becomes selfish. Not so, however, those who turn to God in prayer, remain steadfast in their worship, set aside a due share of their wealth for the needy and the destitute, and accept the truth of the Day of Judgment."The Holy Quran, 70:19-26

The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told his wife Ayesha: "If you love the poor and bring them near you. . .God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection."Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376

The Prophet also said: "The people before you were destroyed because they inflicted legal punishments on the poor and forgave the rich."Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Hadith 778

1 comment:

She6anah said...

I think we shouldn't despise poor people just because they're poor. You never know what's gonna happen in the future. Besides, they're usually very nice people, nicer than the snotty rich!