The believer is not one who begs to earn his living
۞ Hadith: Aboo Hurayrah reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
“If one of you were to cut a bundle of firewood and carry it on his back [then sell it to earn his living], it would be better for him than begging from someone who may or may not give to him.”
- Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 2, p. 319, no. 549,
- Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol. 2, pp. 497-8, no. 2267), and
- Maalik, (Muwatta Imam Malik, p. 427, no. 1823).
- Mishkat Al-Masabih, vol. 1, p. 390.
We strive and strive to earn our own living. The believer is not one who begs to earn his living.