Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Hadith #11 – Don’t “Shortchange” Anyone

Hadith #11 Notes

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.” [Ibn Majah]

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.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

PRESIDENT | Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.