The Prophet said, “it is indispensable for every Muslim to give alms. The companions asked, ” But if he hath not anything to give?” He said, if he has nothing, he must do a work with his hand, by which to obtain something and benefit himself, and give alms with the reminder.

“They said, but if he is not able to work, to benefit himself and give alms to others? The prophet said, ” Then he should assist the needy and the oppressed.

“They asked, what if he is not able to assist the oppressed? He said, then he should exhort people to do good. ” They asked, “And if he cannot? He said, “Then let him withhold himself from doing harm to people; for verily that is an alms and charity for him.

Ganiyu Oyebanjo
Senior Special Assistant On Religious Matters to Kosofe Local Government Chairman.

Chairmanship Aspirant Kosofe Local Government

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