Of Those Who Share Their Food With The Poor: A Student's Thought Seen Through Scriptures
Narrated 'Abdullah bin' Amr:
A man asked the Prophet (ﷺ), "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, 'To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know (See Hadith No. 27).
Abu Moosa Al-Ash‘ari, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) said: "Feed the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and free the captives." [Saheeh]
For the avoidance of doubt, all known religions have, in their respective Scriptures, admonished their adepts to feed the needy among them – should they have the means of doing so.
Biblically, for instance, Proverbs 22:9 (NIV) reads:
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
Summarily, the Qur'an stated that:
Have you seen him who belies the rewards and punishments of the Hereafter? He it is who drives away the orphan and does not urge giving away the food of the poor. (107:1 - 3)
Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (17:26 - 27)
Conclusively, If God has blessed you and you are able to nourish at least one person a day, please don't relent. May God continue to put a smile on your face. Feeding a human being, God's most preferred creature, is indeed an act worthy of commendation.
O Lord, alleviate poverty in the land and enrich your creatures with your immense and unmatched wealth.