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Riyad as-Saliheen 552

Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "O son of Adam, if you spend the surplus, it will be better for you; and if you retain it, it will be bad for you. You will not be reprimanded for keeping what is enough for your need. Begin with those who are your dependents, and the upper hand (i.e., the one that spends in the way of Allah) is better than the lower hand (i.e., the one that receives charity.)"


وعن أبي أمامة صدى بن عجلان رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله ﷺ : “يا ابن آدم إنك أن تبذل الفضل خير لك، وأن تمسكه شر لك، ولا تلام على كفاف، وابدأ يمن تعول واليد العليا خير من اليد السفلى" ((رواه مسلم)).


Sahih (Authentic)


Riyad as-Saliheen 552
Riyad as-Saliheen Book of Miscellany, Hadith 552