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A narration regarding the generosity of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said:

“Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) lived a simple life, but when it came to giving, he put a king to shame.”


I have not come across this statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration in his Shamail, regarding the generosity of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Under the commentary of this Hadith, ‘Allamah Bajuri (rahimahullah) states, ‘Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would give like a king, but he himself lived the life of a pauper.’

(Shamail Tirmidhi with commentary of ‘Allamah Bajuri, pg. 571)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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