Charity

Charity
                                                                                     

My Beloved Prophet’s Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam beloved followers, there is more to be given from our wealth than just Zakah. Most people, even after paying off their Zakah , are still financially capable of taking care of the needs of the less well off Muslim brothers and sisters. Islam has given much significance to such charitable work and, though it is voluntary, the reward for it in both the worlds is enormous.

Hazrat Anas bin Malik RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah       Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Sadqah extinguishes the fire of Anger of Allah and prevents evil death.” (Tirmizi)

Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Hazrat Siddique Akbar RadiyAllahu ’Anhu reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Save yourself from Hell if only by giving half a date in charity because it helps to put mistakes right and takes away evil death.” (Abu Ya’la)

Hazrat ’Amr bin ’Auf narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Undoubtedly, the charity of a Muslim causes him to live long and prevents evil death.” (Tabrani)

Hazrat Rafai bin Khudaij RadiyAllahu ’Anhu reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Charity shuts seventy doors of evil.” (Tabrani)

Hazrat Anas RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Charity prevents seventy calamities, of which Leprosy and White-spots are the least.” (Tabrani)

Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Hazrat ’Ali RadiyAllahu ’Anhu reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Give charity early in the morning as calamity does not come together with charity.” (Tabrani)

Hazrat Jabir RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Charity averts bad luck.” (Ibne Asakar)

Hazrat Jabir RadiyAllahu ’Anhu reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Correct your relation with Allah Almighty by remembering Him much and by openly and secretly giving charity. If you do this, you will be given livelihood and helped to put right the wrongs you have done.” (Ibne Asakar)

Hazrat Ikramah RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Charity puts out sins as water extinguishes fire.” (Tirmizi)

Hazrat Anas RadiyAllahu ’Anhu reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Undoubtedly Allah makes us live long due to charity and kindness, and prevents an evil death and saves us from being fearful or disliked.” (Abu Ya’la)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “He who desires the best livelihood, good luck and wealth, should treat his relatives well.” (Bukhari)

Ummul-Mu’mineen Hazrat Umme Salma RadiyAllahu ’Anha reports that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “Generous deeds are a safeguard from calamities and hidden alms (charity) puts out the fire of the Wrath of Allah. Good behaviour towards relatives brings Allah’s blessings to life and all good behaviour of any kind to anyone is nothing but charity. Kind people in this world will get Allah’s favour in the Hereafter in the same way as they have helped people in this world, while the condition of people who are evil in this world will be completely opposite to this. And well behaved people will be the first ones to enter Paradise.” (Tabrani)

Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Hazrat ’Umar Farooq-e-A’zam RadiyAllahu ’Anhu narrates that RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has said, “The best deed is to gladden the heart of a Muslim, that means either to clothe his body or feed him in hunger, or do good to him.” (Awsat)

Hopefully, we have learnt enough about the significance of Sadqa which should keep us engaged in this task until the very end. We should make a habit of keeping some money aside every morning and evening for Sadqa as the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam has advised that Sadqa in the mornings keeps evil away until the evening and Sadqa in the evenings keeps it away till the morning. And if we are living in a country where we do not find poor people, often or at all, then we should keep some Sadqa aside so that it can be sent to needy people in other countries later on.

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