Generosity in Ramadhaan

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

Allah’s Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).

[Sahīh al-Bukhaari: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 5]

Hammad bin Abi Sulayman was a wealthy man. He used to provide iftâr (meal to end the fast) for five hundred people in Ramadan and would give each of them one hundred dirham after ‘Eid.

It is also reported that he used to provide iftar for fifty poor people a day in Ramadan, and on the eve of ‘Eid he would give each of them clothes to wear.
(Al-Dhahabi, Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala, in his biography of Hammad bin Abi Sulayman.)

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