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Begging in the name of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa sallam.

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

Aslam o alaikum,

I have two questions and I hope I get a response this time.

1. Is it okay to give to the beggars who ask you to give money for the sake of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)? They say something like, “Rasool(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) ka wasta, pyare nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) ka wasta and so on..”

2. Does it make you a sinner or bad person if they ask you for some money and you don’t have spare change and you just ignore them completely ? or don’t help them?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We apologise for the belated response.

1. If one responds positively to the plea of a beggar through the means of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa sallam, that will be an expression of love and respect for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa sallam

2. If one does not have anything to offer a beggar, he will not be sinful.1 Do ensure never to rebuke a beggar.2

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


دليل الفالحين لطرق رياض الصالحين- دار المعرفة للطباعة والنشر والتوزيع (8/ 541)1

إذا قدرتم عليه

سنن أبي داود ت الأرنؤوط- دار الرسالة العالمية (3/ 104)2

حدَّثنا عثمانُ بنُ أبي شيبةَ، حدَّثنا جريرٌ، عن الأعمش، عن مجاهدٍ عن عبد الله بن عمر، قال: قال رسولُ الله – صلَّى الله عليه وسلم -: “مَنِ استعاذَ بالله فأعيذُوه، ومَنْ سألَ بالله فأعطُوه، ومَن دعاكم فأجيبُوه، وَمَنْ صَنَعَ إِلَيْكُمْ مَعْرُوفًا فَكَافِئُوهُ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَجِدُوا مَا تُكَافِئُونَهُ فَادْعُوا لَهُ حَتَّى تَرَوْا أَنَّكُمْ قَدْ كَافَأْتُمُوه

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