5 types of hands

اليد العليا خير من اليد السُّفلى، فالعليا هي المنفقة، والسفلى هي السائلة))

صحيح البخاري

، وقد استخلص صاحب “الفتح” من صحيح الآثار أنَّ الأيديَ خمسٌ: أعلاها المنفقةُ، ثمَّ المُتَعفِّفةُ عن الأخذ، ثمَّ الآخذة بغير سؤال، وأسفلها السَّائلة، والمانعة

Rasool صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is that of the giver and the lower (hand) is that of the beggar.”

Al-Bukhari

Ibn hajar extracted that there are five types of hands: ( metaphorically speaking)

1. The highest being the one who spends on others.

2. The one who suffices himself from asking from others.

3. The one who takes without asking.

4. The one who asks (when taking).

5. And finally the one who prevents (from giving and others from giving.)