Quran Verses and Quotes About Sadaqah
Sadaqah is mentioned in the Qur’an multiple times in its chapters.
- In surah two, verse thirty-three Allah says: “And be steadfast in prayer; practice regular charity, and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship)”. From the Qur’an we learn that giving is simply worth “the reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:274).
- And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me Prayer and Zakah as long as I remain alive. (Surah Maryam 19:31).
- Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him, you will be returned” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:245).
- You will not attain to piety until you spend of that which you love” (Surah Al’Imran, 92).
- And spend [in the way of Allah] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, “My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous.” (Surah Al-Munāfiqūn, 10).
- Charitable men and charitable women who have loaned Allah a good loan—it will be multiplied for them, and for them is a generous reward. (Surah al-Hadid, 18).
Return on Investment 700%
This verse tells metaphorically the reward for charity. Giving one dollar to Sadaqah brings multiple rewards. The Sadaqah has a positive effect on the recipient as one dollar is transferred sequentially to the benefit of others.
The verse tells us that everything we offer has the ability to increase 700 times. This means that the return on investment is 700%.
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. (Surah Al-Baqarah, 261).
True piety does not consist in turning your faces towards the East or the West – but truly pious is he who believes in
- The Last Day (The Day of Judgment).
- The Angels.
- The Prophets.
And spends his substance, however much he himself may cherish it, upon his:
- Near of kin.
- The orphans.
- The needy.
- The Wayfarer.
- The beggars.
- Constant in prayer.
- Renders the purifying dues.
- Who keep their promises whenever they promise.
- Patient in misfortune
- Hardship, and in time of peril: it is they that have proved themselves true, and it is they, they who are conscious of God.
No Fear or Grief After the Death
Fear and grief are the two basic emotions that a man experiences unlimited times throughout life. Fear easily crept into the mind, strong, uncontrollable and unpleasant emotions due to actual or perceived threats or danger.
In grief, man is usually very sad, mourning, and sorrowful. Fear is a “pre-” and grief is a “post-” emotion to any moment in life.
In the Qur’an, have no fear and grieve (لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ) in fifteen verses. Whoever believes in Allah, follows guidance from Him, says our Lord is Allah and afterward are upright, friends of Allah or His bondmen, spend their wealth for Allah, surrender his purpose to Allah, jubilant because what Allah bestowed upon them and to whom you said that Allah would not show mercy, is free from fear and grieve.
Sadaqah for Health
The Messenger (SAW) said, “Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah”. Abu Bakr Al-Khubaaziy said, “I had a very dangerous illness, so a neighbor of mine saw me and said, ‘Act upon the statement of Allaah’s Messenger (SAW), ‘Treat your sick by giving Sadaqah’.
It was summertime, so I bought many watermelons and gathered a group of poor people and children. They ate and then supplicated for me to be cured.
By Allaah! I did not reach the next morning except that Allaah granted me well-being.”.
How Many Times Has Sadaqah Been Mentioned in the Qur’an?
Sadaqah occurs thirteen times in the Qur’an; five times as Sadaqah, and eight times as its plural. Sadaqat is a very wide term and used in the Qur’an to cover all kinds of charity.
Which Verse in the Qur’an Talks About Charity?
The Qur’an spoke in many surahs about Charity, such as Surat Al-Baqara, Al-Imran, and At-Tawbah.
What Does the Qur’an Say About Helping the Poor?
The Holy Qur’an says, “and when other relations and orphans and the poor are present at the division of the heritage, give them something therefrom and speak to them words of kindness.”, (Surat AL-Nisa’, 8).
What Does the Qur’an Say About Helping Those in Need?
In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says: “Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment”, (Surat Al-Ma’idah, 2).
What Is the Rate of Zakat in Cash?
Zakat is payable at 2.5% of the wealth one possesses above the Nisab.
Is Zakat Applicable on Monthly Salary?
If you are spending your salary on daily living, you have no wealth left on which to pay for Zakat.