Feeding the Poor
Sharing food with any type of people is Sadaqah if you do it for the sake of Allah.
Also, The Messenger of Allah (saw) 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 is for you. What you feed your servant is Sadaqah for you.” [Bukhari]
It is essential to feed poor people because our prophet (SWT) said, ‘Give charity, and cure your sick ones through the giving of charity, for verily charity repels accidents and illnesses, and is a source of increase in your life spans and your good deeds.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, 16113].
Giving Water to the Needy
Giving water to needy people is the best charity you can do; according to our prophet, the Messenger of Allah (saw) was asked, “Which charity is best?” He replied, “[Providing] water”’. [Abu Dawud]
And Allah says in the Qur’an, ‘And whoever saves one [a life] – it is as if he had saved all of mankind.’ (Qur’an, 5:32)
Imagine every time you give water to the needy, saving all of mankind.
Helping and Sponsoring the Orphans
Orphans are mentioned 22 times in the Qur’an, and sponsoring an orphan is a huge thing in Islam.
Sponsoring orphans is a cause particularly dear to the Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) heart, and about orphans, he said:
‘The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this’, and he (saw) held his two fingers together to illustrate.
Taking Care of Widows
By taking care of the needy or the Orphan and widows, we help society in general, but there is also a great reward from Allah (SWT) both in this world and the hereafter. According to a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) …
“One who cares for widows and the poor is like those who fight in Allah’s way or spend their days fasting and their nights praying.”
Donate Your Sadaqah to Bonyan
Donating to Bonyan ensures that every orphan, needy, or widow we have access to their areas will be given your donations honestly and happily. Bonyan has many projects supporting needy people all over the area it covers.
Benefits of Giving Charity in Islam
There are many benefits of charity in Islam:
- It Protects You from Calamity.
- It Protects You from Being Miserly.
- It Is A Good Deed That Never Ends.
- Charity Will Be A Shade on the Day of Judgment.
- It Protects You from the Hellfire.
- It Increases What Allah (SWT) Grants You.
- Charity Elevates Your Status.
- Seek Only Allah (SWT)’s Pleasure with Charity.
- Don’t Delay in Giving Charity.
Dua When Giving and Receiving Sadaqah
Whether you’re giving or receiving Sadaqah, it is nice to say Dua’a to show kindness and appreciation to your fellow brothers and sisters.
- When giving Sadaqah, you can give your Dua’a for the sake of Allah, to please Allah, gain His Blessings, and be closer to Him (S.W.T), and you can say kind words to the less fortunate person you’re giving Sadaqah to.
- When receiving Sadaqah, it is nice to show your gratitude and appreciation to the kind person who was kind to you and pray to Allah to bless that person and show him mercy.
What are the Rules of Sadaqah?
According to Qur’an 2:274: – It is better to offer Sadaqah in secret. Sadaqah should not be accompanied by accusing the person given the Sadaqah. Sadaqah should be out of pure intentions for Allah.
How Often Should You Give Sadaqah?
There is no specific time for giving Sadaqah; You can provide Sadaqah any time.
What is the Reward for Giving Sadaqah?
1- It purifies your wealth.
2- It wipes away some of your sins whenever you give it.
3- It beats out calamity before it comes to you.
4- It blesses your wealth.
5- It increases, not decreases, your wealth.
Is Sadaqah a Sunnah?
Sadaqah is Sunnah Mustahabbah.
What Can be Given as Sadaqah?
Everything you give to the poor and needy is Sadaqah.