Whoever busies himself with [helping fulfil] the needs of the people, Allaah will aid him in [fulfilling] his personal needs.
Distributing Zakaah in other than money
Is it permissible to convert the money [extracted] for the Zakaah to tangible food items and other than that, and then distribute [that instead] to the poor and needy?
The most tender hearted of people
Shu’bah was the most tender [hearted] of people; he would give the seeker [of aid] whatever was possible for him [to give].
The worst of brothers
And the worst of brothers is he who abandons his brothers during [their time of] hardship and need.
Giving zakaah to relatives and maid servants
What is the ruling regarding giving zakaah to relatives and maid servants?
Denying the obligation of Zakaah
What is the ruling regarding the one who denies the obligation of zakaah?
He prescribed me with seven
My close friend [Muhammad] ﷺ prescribed me with [the following] seven…
He was the most humblest of all the people
He would teach the people and have them read the Qur.aan to him. And when they would finish, he would [turn to] occupy himself in prayer.
The People of the Bench – As.haab as-Suffah
Who are the As.haab as-Suffah?
Persevering during extreme poverty
He persevered in extreme poverty during his upbringing, and [likewise] he persevered upon [the path of] seeking knowledge…