Begging

Posted on 03/13/2012 by marina

BEGGING.

It is not lawful for any person possessing sufficient food for a day and night to beg (Durru ‘l-Mukhtar, p. 108), and it is related that the Prophet said “Acts of begging are scratches and wounds-with which a man wounds his own face.” “It is better for a man to take a rope and bring in a bundle of sticks to sell than to beg.” “A man who continues to beg will appear in the Day of Judgment without any flesh on his face.” (Mishkat. Book vi. chap. v.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam