Charity has its benefits

Discussion in 'Islamic Discussion' started by Umm Aysha, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Umm Aysha
    Offline

    Umm Aysha *Strive for Jannah*

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Lost in the Dunya
    Ratings Received:
    +36 / 1
    Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

    Charity - Purely for the Sake of Allah


    Through the Grace of Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala this website has grown tremendously and is still growing Alhamdulillah.....we now have over 10,000 members joined and viewing......how can we as a community help with the website as it grows even more, contributing a little amount to help for the sake of Allah, we can benefit and gain hasanat and become closer to Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala.....

    How we can gain on giving voluntary charity...

    Giving charity is such an important part of Islam that even the Arabic word tasaddaqa (to give charity) comes from the root sadaqa meaning to speak the truth, to be sincere. Sadaqah (voluntary charity) is different from zakah, the compulsory alms that are collected every year.

    A Muslim shows his sincerity of faith and attains piety by being generous:
    [By no means shall you attain Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc., it means here Allâh's Reward, i.e. Paradise), unless you spend (in Allâh's Cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allâh knows it well.]
    (Aal `Imran 3:92)


    There are dozens of verses in the Qur’an in which Allah tells Muslims to give in charity. Sometimes this charity is in expiation for a wrongdoing, and other times it is an acknowledgment that everything one “owns” is in fact a trust from Allah and that anything spent in the way of Allah will be paid back in full and multiplied on the Day of Judgment. In fact, the Qur’an in places calls this spending “a beautiful loan.”

    Muslims are enjoined to give charity without reproach to the recipient. It is also better for them to give secretly rather than openly, so that their intention is entirely to gain the pleasure of Allah and not to gain the admiration of people.

    [Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. And Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing.]

    [O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allâh, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allâh does not guide the disbelieving people.]
    (Al-Baqarah 2:263 –64)

    It is easy to give money as charity when one is wealthy, but the best charity is given when one fears poverty, for one must then sincerely trust in Allah’s reward.

    When the Prophet Muhammad was asked which charity is best, he replied, “That you should give charity (in a state when you are) healthy, closefisted, haunted by the fear of poverty and hoping to become rich (charity in such a state of health and mind is the best). And you must not defer (charity to such a length) that you are about to die and would be saying: This is for so and so, and this is for so and so. Lo, it has already come into (the possession of so and so).” (Reported by Muslim)

    Even the money that a person spends on his family counts as charity if his intention is for Allah. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When a Muslim spends on his family seeking reward for it from Allah, it counts for him as charity.” (Reported by Muslim)

    And a woman may give charity of her husband’s earnings. `A’ishah, the wife of the Prophet reported that he said, “When a woman gives in charity some of the food in her house, without causing any damage, there is reward for her for whatever she has given, and a reward for her husband for what he earned. The same applies to the trustee. In no respect does the one diminish the reward of the other.” (Reported by Muslim)

    In fact, Prophet Muhammad told his followers that sadaqah (voluntary charity) is incumbent upon them every single day. But this sadaqah can take many forms:

    “There is a (compulsory) sadaqah (charity) to be given for every joint of the human body (as a sign of gratitude to Allah) everyday the sun rises. To judge justly between two persons is regarded as sadaqah; and to help a man concerning his riding animal, by helping him to mount it or by lifting his luggage on to it, is also regarded as sadaqah; and (saying) a good word is also sadaqah; and every step taken on one's way to offer the compulsory prayer (in the mosque) is also sadaqah; and to remove a harmful thing from the way is also sadaqah.”
    (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)


    Thus, even those who have little or no extra money can give charity. For them, there is still reward in good deeds done for the pleasure of Allah with no expectation of remuneration in this life. Elsewhere, the Prophet told even more ways that Muslims can give charity.

    The Prophet said, “Giving charity is obligatory upon each Muslim.” It was asked, “What do you say of him who does not find (the means) to do so?” He said, “Let him do manual work, thus doing benefit to himself and give charity.” It was asked, “What about one who does not have (the means) to do so?” He said, “Then let him assist the needy, the aggrieved.” It was asked, “What do you say of one who cannot even do this?” He said, “Then he should enjoin what is reputable or what is good.” He asked, “What if he cannot do that?” He (the Prophet) said, “He should then abstain from evil, for verily that is charity on his behalf.” (Reported by Muslim)

    Muslims are also encouraged to establish an ongoing charity whose rewards they will continue to reap after their deaths. This can be knowledge that is passed on in a book or other form, fruit trees from which the poor may eat, or an endowment.

    Thus sadaqah, in whatever form, should be a part of the Muslim’s daily life. Such charity strengthens the Muslim’s piety, turns his intentions to his Creator, and spreads wealth and goodwill among the community.

    wasalam
  2. Mabsoot
    sunnah
    Offline

    Mabsoot Amir Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Messages:
    6,500
    Likes Received:
    281
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    England / Jordan
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +745 / 6
    :salam2:

    JazakAllahu khayr
  3. ripefig
    Offline

    ripefig Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Maintenance Manager
    Location:
    United States
    Ratings Received:
    +1 / 0
    :salam2: Nice reminder:jazaak:
  4. TheHumbleWun
    Offline

    TheHumbleWun Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Location:
    Dunya - for a limited time
    Ratings Received:
    +1 / 0
    Even when one smiles at someone, it is an act of charity
  5. Muslimah77
    Offline

    Muslimah77 Slave of Allah (SWT)

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    U.K.
    Ratings Received:
    +1 / 0
    :salam2: Sister,

    Jazakallah khair for this post.

    :wasalam:
  6. zarah
    Offline

    zarah Islam Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,524
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Servant of Allah(Swt)
    Location:
    Duniy`ah
    Ratings Received:
    +8 / 0
    :salam2:

    :ma:

    :wasalam:
  7. halah
    Offline

    halah Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +2 / 0
    :salam2: :ma:
    Jazakallah khair sister for this post,May Allah benefit us all of it:tti_sister:
  8. muslim-girl
    Offline

    muslim-girl Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    working with Allahs Deeen
    Location:
    in the world
    Ratings Received:
    +2 / 0
    asc sister

    JazakaAllahu khayr
  9. user expired!
    Offline

    user expired! Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    full time Muslim
    Location:
    A lot of places
    Ratings Received:
    +14 / 0
    asalamualaykum,

    excellent post sis!!

    I am trying to collect sum money to help an Islamic college to get out of debt, and knowing that the percentage of muslims in higher education is lacking i thought this would be an excellent initiative to help muslims in education and later help the ummah through there knowledge!

    plz donate generously at
  10. danial
    Offline

    danial Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Singapura
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    :biggrin: (here's similing to all of you!)
  11. Aapa
    Offline

    Aapa Mirajmom

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,991
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +150 / 12
    Salaam,

    He who has filled our lives with so many blessings that we could not ennumerate ..what little He demands from us.
    Sister, your post has reminded me of all my blessings.
  12. nadirah19
    Offline

    nadirah19 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Assalam walaikum,

    Jazak Allah Khair for the post sister. May Allah help us realize the importance of Sadaqah and may He help us to instill it in our daily lives. Ameen.

    Wassalam
  13. B.H.
    Cheerful
    Offline

    B.H. Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings Received:
    +7 / 0
    thanks for posting this.
  14. adil_sensei
    Offline

    adil_sensei New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    sadaka for illness

    salam alikom;

    do you know the hadith of our prophet salla allah alaihi wasallam:

    "dawo mardakom bissadaka", help the people who are sick by the mean of sadaka.
  15. Salafisister
    Offline

    Salafisister New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    May The Lord of the Worlds grant you a good deed for spreading this news!! Ameen... Sadaqa is another way Allah blesses us to accumulate good deeds in this world for the hereafter... A smile, giving the greeting( to those we know and those we don't), giving of food, relations with our spouses, ect... ect... Allah is Most Kind, Most Merciful
  16. alhumdulillah
    Offline

    alhumdulillah New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    salam

    m here basically to talk n make contacts with people with strong faith as i need to built my faith plz help me as i m new on this site n cant understand how to use it
  17. stiks
    Offline

    stiks Amatur-Rahman

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    The city
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    jak for posting. very nice.
  18. Hajjerr
    Spaced
    Offline

    Hajjerr He is Dhul-Jalali Wal-Ikram

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    133
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Doing my best.
    Location:
    Europe
    Ratings Received:
    +264 / 3
    salam aleikum wa rahmatulahy wa barakatuh,

    Shokran for this beneficial post,alhamdullilah...

    A smile is a charity, a good word is charity and the reward with Allah will be greater, inchallah

    :salam2:
  19. strive-may-i
    Offline

    strive-may-i Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    not a scholar
    Ratings Received:
    +37 / 0
    Prophet :saw: hadees

    “The angels asked, "O God! Is there anything of Your creation stronger than rocks?" God said, "Yes; iron is stronger than rocks, for it breaks them." The angels said, "O Lord! Is there anything of Your creation stonger than iron?" God said, "Yes; fire is stronger than iron, for it melts it." And the angels said, O defender! Is there anything of Your creation stronger than fire?" God said, "Yes; water overcomes fire; it kills it and makes it cold." Then the angelssaid, "O Lord! Is there anything of Your creation stronger than water?" God said, "Yes; wind overcomes water: it agitates it and puts it in motion." They said, "O our cherisher! Is thereanything in Your creation stronger than wind?" God said, "Yes, the children of Adam, giving alms; that is, those who give with their right hands and conceal if from their left, they overcome all." [Tirmidhi]


    “Removing from the road that which is harmful is charity. ” [Bukhari]

    “No wealth (of a servant of Allah) is decreased because of charity.” [Tirmidhi]

    “The best of alms is that which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of. " [Bukhari]

    “Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms, and prayers? Making peace betweenone another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.” [Tirmidhi]

    'The best of alms-giving is that which springs from the heart and is uttered by the lips to soften the wounds of the injured. To enjoin good and forbid evil is also a charity and an act of alms-giving.'

    'When one of you is poor, he starts with himself. If anything is left, he spends it on his dependants. If anything is (still left) then on his relatives, and then, if more is left, he spends it here and there.'


    “Every good act is charity.” In another narration it is said: “Your smiling in your brother'sface is charity; and your exhorting man to virtuous deeds is charity; and your prohibiting theforbidden is charity; and your showing men the road, in the land in which they lose it, ischarity; and your assisting the blind is charity.”
    [Tirmidhi]

    “Man should give alms for each of his joints for each of God’s day. Doing justice betweentwo people is charity; and asisting a man upon his beast, and lifting his baggage is charity;and pure, comforting words are charity; every step you take to the mosque is charity, andremoving that which is an inconvenience to wayfarers, such as thorns and stones, is a charity.” [Bukhari]




  20. Aisya al-Humaira
    Thinking
    Offline

    Aisya al-Humaira الحمدلله على كل حال

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +116 / 0
    Jazaakum Allaahu khaayr for the bump.

Share This Page