Thursday, October 26, 2006

Message for Friday - Muslims are not allowed to be bums

وهذا صحيح لما روى ابن مسعود رضي الله تعالى عنه عن النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام أنه قال ‏"‏طلب الكسب فريضة على كل مسلم ومسلمة‏"‏

According to Ibn Mas`ud, the Prophet Muhammad (Prayers and Peace be upon him) said, "Seeking work is a religious obligation upon every Muslim male and Muslim female."

Paying of Zakah (charity) is a religious obligation upon every Muslim; thus, earning income is incumbent in order to fullfil this obligation. Also for the pyschology well-being of a human being, work is essential. Begging brings about humilation and can make one a slave to the giver of charity or gifts, even if the giver of charity begins their giving with sincerity.

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال هدية الإمام غلول

The Prophet Muhammad (Prayers and Peace be upon him) said, "A gift can be a leader to chains."

And surely G'd knows best.

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