Hadith on Sadaqah: Best charity is given when independent, enriched

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best charity is what you give when you are independent; start by spending on your dependents.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1426

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ خَيْرُ الصَّدَقَةِ مَا كَانَ عَنْ ظَهْرِ غِنًى وَابْدَأْ بِمَنْ تَعُولُ

1426 صحيح البخاري كتاب الزكاة باب لا صدقة إلا عن ظهر غنى