Stop the Fatwa Shopping!

Shaykul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy upon him, was asked
did the ahlus Suffah (the poor who were living in the Masjid of the
Prophet, alaihi as-salaatu was-salaam), may Allah be pleased with
them, use to make their earnings through their hands or through
begging using a zanbeel (similar to a box)…?

“… No one from the Sahaabah, not ahlus Suffah or other than them would 
take an occupation of asking the people (their money) neither by
severely begging nor through a zanbeel (similar to a box) nor through
other than it whereas they would not seek provision except through

Majmoo’ul Fataawaa (11/45-46) 

The above taken from the book “the signs of hizbiyyah” page 53-54, sign 
number 6: A donation box.


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