Hakeem ibn Hizaam quoted Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) as saying:
“The best charity is that given when one has surplus wealth; and the upper hand is better than the lower. But begin [giving charity] with your dependents.”
- Collected by an-Nasaaee and Ahmad [SJS.1115] and by
- Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol. 2. p. 495. no. 2254) and
- Afcoo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud. vol. 2. p. 440. no. 1672).
- See also Mishkat Al-Masabih. vol. 1, p. 410