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Hadith #11 – Don’t “Shortchange” Anyone

It was narrated that Ibn Abbas said, “When the Prophet came to Al-Madinah, they were the worst people in weights and measures. Then Allah, Glorious is He, revealed: “Woe to the mutaffifeen (those who shortchange others),” and they became the best of people in how they dealt with weights and measures after that.”

Shortchanging, or tatfeef, is to cheat or be stingy in the way you give back. Sh. Omar Suleiman describes the different concepts of tatfeef and how we can avoid shortchanging others.

April 26, 2017