Tuesday, February 8, 2011

They Do Not Beg From Men Importunately

Oh my Lord! I am poor, in my state of affluence;
Shouldn’t I be the poorest, in my real state of poverty?

"(Alms are) for the poor who are confined in the way of Allah-- they cannot go about in the land; the ignorant man thinks them to be rich on account of (their) abstaining (from begging); you can recognize them by their mark; they do not beg from men importunately; and whatever good thing you spend, surely Allah knows it" ... al-Baqarah 2:273

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