Acts of Charity

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Abu Dharr reported that some of his Companions said: “O Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken away all the rewards. They observe the prayer as we do, and they keep the fasts as we do, and they give sadaqah (charity) from their surplus riches.”

Upon this he (the Prophet) said: “Has Allah not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can also do sadaqah? Verily in every tasbih (i.e. saying Subhanallah) there is a sadaqah, every takbir (i.e. saying Allahu Akbar) is a sadaqah, every tahmid (i.e. saying Alhamdulillah) is a sadaqah, every tahlil (i.e. saying Lailaha illallah) is a sadaqah, enjoining of good is a sadaqah, forbidding of evil is a sadaqah,

“Doing justice between two people is sadaqah; assisting a man, or lifting up his belongings is sadaqah; a good word is sadaqah; every step you take towards prayer is sadaqah; and removing harmful things from the path is sadaqah.”

- Hadiths of the Prophet (pbuh)

Alhamdulillah, that both rich and poor can give in charity. Indeed, every good intention toward God and every act of kindness toward your fellow human beings is an act of charity, a giving of yourself. 

With thanks to the inspiration of a post on the Bismillah blog, and the website Forty Hadiths.

Ya Haqq!

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6 Responses to Acts of Charity

  1. Shiraz says:

    Salaam Irving,

    Thanks for sharing the link to Forty Hadith! That’s a nice site with lots of great info.

    Ramadan mubarak,
    Shiraz

  2. Uthman says:

    Thanks for that Irving. Both your comments on my blog and your stuff with links . I am so far from Islamic contacts at the moment .. just caught up in trying to earn a living and even that pretty unsuccessful. I’m telling people about my current state because I feel like on the brink of sinking… being without a partner begins to become unbearable for me .. please pray that I find someone suitable soon.

  3. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Shiraz and Uthman:

    Thank you for the kind words, dear Shiraz :) And Uthman, my prayers are with you, for healing and love. I have been there also, and know the pain and loneliness you are feeling. Inshallah, you will find someone who is also looking for you.

    Ya Haqq!

  4. mshahin says:

    Salaam Alakium Irving

    This hadith reminds us of the beauty and expansiveness of Islam. Drawing near to Allah from the smallest deeds :-)

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Wa Salaam

  5. Ahmed says:

    Mashallah.
    Jazakallah for sharing this with us here bro.

  6. mark walter says:

    All things are a gift from God, and always available in all we do, say or think. I continue to try and improve myself, so that the ‘transformer’ called ‘me’ is less biased and a better conductor of what is continually available and coming into me.

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