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The Prophet (saw) said: "Charity is a necessity for
every Muslim." He was asked: 'What if a person has
nothing?' The Prophet replied: 'He should work with
his own hands for his benefit and then give some-
thing out of such earnings in charity.' The Compan-
ions asked: 'What if he is not able to work?' The
Prophet said: 'He should help poor and needy per-
sons.' The Companions further asked 'What if he
cannot do even that?' The Prophet said 'He should
urge others to do good.' The Companions said
'What if he lacks that also?' The Prophet said 'He