I went out with my father and we came to Madeenah. Maalik ibn Anas then sent us a plate of fresh dates. So he (my father) then placed 1,000 deenaars and returned it (the plate) to him.
On the Day of Reckoning, the glorification (تسبيح) and praise (حمد) of Allaah in the account of the believer is better [for him] than to be accompanied by a mountain of gold.
Hammaad ibn Abee Sulaymaan would feed five hundred people during Ramadhaan, and after ‘Eed [al-Fitr] he would give 100 dirhams to each one.
Hammaad ibn Abee Sulaymaan would feed fifty of the fasting everyday throughout Ramadhaan, and on the night before ‘Eed [al-Fitr] he would clothe them with a garment each.
I came across communities who would encourage their families never to turn away [empty handed] a seeker [of charity].