Thinking about the poor and needy

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I personally feel so guilty when I eat good foods and wear good clothes and live according to my comforts when I see those African kids dying of hunger and thirst. Will Allah Ta’ala ask us about them? What should be our policy in this matter? I mean can we eat and wear what Allah Ta’ala has given us or we should live very zaahidana life and feed those hungry people? I can’t be peaceful and eat and drink when I see those hungry people who are near to death but how can I feed them all. Please mufti saheb advise me in this regard what should be the stance that I should adopt. Has Allah Ta’ala made lot of people struck in poverty to test people those who are well off?


A: Do what is easy and manageable.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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