When I want to give in charity to my relatives and [those of] my friends who are in need – my mother opposes me in this, claiming that I am squandering my money without benefit, and that I should save my money for what will benefit me later.
Ahmad ibn Mahdee was someone who [despite having] experienced [financial] loss and [an increase in] wealth, he spent 300,000 dirhams on the people of knowledge.
Whilst studying abroad, a man abandoned the prayer for a number of years, and he [also] stopped fasting for three years. When he returned back [home] to his country, he repented [to Allaah]; so should he make up the prayers and fasts [he has missed]?
As for the Shaykh’s car, then it was as if it were a camel carrying the brothers, because the Shaykh used to take them from one place to another in it.
If a caller [to Islaam] invites [someone] to [do] something which he is unable to do himself – even after having tried – but finds the one he is inviting will be able to do it, should he [still] invite him to do it?
What is better: [is it] to give zakaah to poor and needy relatives whom I am not financially responsible for, or that I give it to the poor and needy neighbour?