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Sadaqah is one of the best acts of charity that is greatly encouraged by Islam as it helps spread mercy and kindness among Muslims in the community.

It is mostly encouraged during the month of Ramadan as its rewards are multiplied many times. In this article,  we discuss the virtues of sadaqah, especially during Ramadan, which is the month of blessings. 

Sadaqah in Ramadan

Sadaqah is the act of giving to those in need without waiting for a return. Muslims give sadaqah and seek the rewards from Allah (SWT) both in life and in the hereafter. 

There are multiple means of sadaqah, which are not merely restricted to financial terms. These include other acts of kindness, such as:

  • Smiling to people’s faces.
  • Saying kind words to uplift others’ spirits.
  • Removing harm from people’s paths.

Sadaqah in Ramadan is one of the charitable deeds that are most loved by Allah (SWAT).

 During this special month, Sadaqah is a virtuous act that gets multiple rewards.

Iftar invitations in Ramadan

Inviting people for iftar is one of the great acts of sadaqah that Muslims can carry out during the month of Ramadan.

Above all, offering iftar to poor people and those in need is greatly rewarded by Allah (SWT). 

Allah SWT said, “Or feeding, on a day of severe hunger, an orphan of near relationship, or a needy person in misery. And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion. Those are the companions of the right.” (Qur’an 90:14-18).

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Helping the needy in Ramadan

The prophet (PBUH) has encouraged Muslims on many occasions to help the needy and feed the poor in Ramadan to reap the significant rewards on the day of judgment. 

Feeding the fasting poor and the needy during Ramadan has multiple rewards. These include the following:

  1. It will be considered a means of sadaqah.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “What you feed yourself is Sadaqah for you. What you feed your child is Sadaqah for you. What you feed your wife is Sadaqah for you. What you feed your servant is Sadaqah for you.” [Bukhari].

  1. The Muslim will receive its rewards as one of the best Islamic traits.

Abdullah bin Amr (RA) reported, “A man asked the Prophet (PBUH), ‘What Islamic traits are the best?’ The Prophet (PBUH) said, ‘Feed the people, and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know,” [Bukhari].

  1. Muslims will be rewarded equally to people whom they are feeding to break their fasts.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that if a person cannot fast, they can earn the same reward by feeding a fasting person. “Whoever feeds the person who is breaking his fast, he will have his reward (for his fasting) without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person,” [Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah].

Forgiveness in Ramadan

Ramadan is an opportunity for Muslims to reflect on their relationships with Allah (SWT) and ask Him for forgiveness. Muslims can do so during this blessed month by increasing their good deeds and acts of worship. 

In addition, Muslims should aim to completely erase their sins and repent by sincerely regretting their past mistakes, asking Allah (SWT) for forgiveness, having a sincere intention not to repeat their sins or mistakes in the future, and replacing their bad sins with good deeds. 

Volunteering in Ramadan

Volunteering is one of the acts of worship which are significantly rewarded in Islam. In Islam, both the Qur’an and Sunnah encourage Muslims to volunteer by sharing their time, wealth, and knowledge, as well as other acts of kindness, voluntarily. 

Particularly, during Ramadan, good deeds and acts of worship, such as praying, supplicating, and giving sadaqah, are acts that get rewarded enormously. 

Most importantly, the Qur’an portrays Muslims as viceregents(caliphs) on earth who are responsible for developing their communities and improving the well-being of other human beings.

 Therefore, there is no better way to conduct this than giving sadaqah.

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Spreading joy in Ramadan

There is no time better than Ramadan for Muslims to spread joy and happiness among other Muslims, especially those who are facing difficult struggles and challenges. 

According to the latest statistics, 13 million Syrians are internally displaced, and 6.7 million refugees have been forced to flee Syria. Those refugees are now living in the worst humanitarian conditions inside the camps. 

Thousands of those refugees are living under the poverty line and enduring all kinds of injustices and grappling with humanitarian issues.

 In addition, with the series of earthquakes that struck northwest Syria, nearly 11 million and at least 11,000 families are now displaced. 

This natural disaster has compounded the humanitarian conditions of those victims. 

Therefore, Ramadan is undoubtedly, a great opportunity to bring back smiles to their faces. Help us at Bonyan Organization to spread joy and happiness in refugee communities and among Syrian children.



How do you show kindness in Ramadan?

By giving Sadaqah to the poor and those in need. Certainly, Ramadan is a great time to provide Sadaqah with the greatest act of kindness.

How does Ramadan help people?

Ramadan helps purify people’s hearts as Muslims are encouraged to increase their acts of kindness during this month.

What is the power of kindness in Islam?

The power of kindness in Islam involves affecting people’s lives positively by acts of sadaqah, such as:
– Smiling to people’s faces.
– Saying kind words to uplift others’ spirits.
– Removing harm from people’s paths.

What are 3 reasons why Ramadan is important?

Ramadan is important because:
1. The rewards of good deeds and acts of worship, such as praying, supplicating, and giving sadaqah, are significantly multiplied.
2. Ramadan is a great opportunity to sympathize with the poor and needy and feel their pain.
3. Ramadan is a special time for repentance and reflecting upon our relationship with Allah (SWT).