Hadith on Charity: Best deeds to bring happiness, fulfill needs

Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked, “Which deeds are best?” The Prophet said, “To bring happiness to a believer, to satisfy his hunger, to clothe his nakedness, or to fulfill his needs.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 5081

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ سُئِلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَيُّ الْأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ إِدْخَالُكَ السُّرُورَ عَلَى مُؤْمِنٍ أَشْبَعْتَ جَوْعَتَهُ أَوْ كَسَوْتَ عُرْيَهُ أَوْ قَضَيْتَ لَهُ حَاجَةً

5081 المعجم الأوسط

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