Sadaqah in Arabic means voluntary charity
It is a noble act of giving donation to the needy for the cause of Allah.
It is the contribution of more than the obligatory Zakah;
It can be given to earn rewards and bring blessings to our lives.
Sadaqah can be given at any time.
It is good to give sadaqah on special occasions.
The two most emphasized pillars of Islam are Salah (prayer) and Zakah (obligatory charity). The Quran orders us numerous times to fulfill these two obligations.
Salah strengthens our relationship with our Creator, The owner of the universe, while Zakah strengthens our relationship with His creation.
When we think of charity, we think of donating money to the poor or needy. But the Islamic definition of charity encompasses much more than that, so that even the poorest person in the world is capable of giving charity.
Current video describes 17 points that belongs charity without the donating money
Allah (swt) encourages us to give charity by calling it a “loan” to Him that He will repay in the most excellent manner.
“Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward?” (Quran, 57:11)
Allah (swt) also gives us a tantalising metaphor of how He multiplies the rewards of charity:
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (Quran, 2:261)
Charity (Sadaqah) – Meaning, types, Importance and Rewards
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