Hadith of The Day: Warning To Self-sufficient Beggars – Daily Watch Press
Sahl ibn al-Hanzalah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever asks from people, while he is self-sufficient, only increases his share of the embers of Hellfire.”
They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what amount of independence does not justify begging?” The Prophet said, “Enough to eat in the morning and evening.”
Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1629
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani.
This hadith strongly frown at those Muslims who gladly turned begging into a profession all in the name of Allah.