Ibn al-Qayim (may Allah shower him with Mercy) said:

“I have witnessed Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyah (may Allah bless his soul) whenever he left for Jum’ah (Friday prayers) he would take whatever he found in his home of bread or anything else, and would give it out secretly on his way as a charity.

And I heard him say: If Allah had ordered to present a charity whenever we privately consulted the Messenger of Allah [1] (peace and blessings of Allah upon him), then surely charity before [our] private consultation with Him is better and more virtuous [2]”.


[1] Refer to Surah al-Mujadilah 58:12

[2] Zaad al-Ma’ad 1/407

[3] Benefitted from:


قال ابن القيم رحمه الله: وشاهدت شيخ الإٍسلام ابن تيمية قدس الله روحه إذا خرج إلى الجمعة يأخذ ما وجد في البيت من خبز أو غيره فيتصدق به في طريقه سرا، وسمعته يقول: إذا كان الله قد أمرنا بالصدقة بين يدي مناجاة رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فالصدقة بين يدي مناجاته أفضل وأولى بالفضيلة