Sadaqah is the act of charity. Sadaqah is given only out of compassion and love, out of friendship, and out of religious obligation. You can provide it by giving a smile to your neighbour, by clearing someone’s path from potential harm, or by feeding the hungry or digging a well to provide drinking water for someone. Sadaqah is an act of kindness given without expecting anything in return; Sadaqah is the devotion to do something for someone without expecting anything in return. Simple gestures like sharing a smile with a stranger or answering a question can make a huge impact. You can donate to the homeless you pass on the street or offer support to a friend or loved one in need.
Benefits Of Giving Sadaqah
Sadaqah or charity is very important in Islam. It is established that acts of charity increase happiness for both the giver and receiver, and those who give Sadaqah will be rewarded in the Hereafter. We can guess how much it is for Muslims because Sadaqah is mentioned in the Quran several times. The Holy Quran says several times the benefit reaped from giving to charity and supporting the poor as part of Sadaqah. Sadaqa helps one to avert calamity and increase blessings, sustenance, and prosperity.
"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,"
(Qur'an, 2: 245).
- ‘Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer.’ (Muslim)
- In the narration of Abu Huraira, a man asked the Prophet (saws), “O Allah’s Messenger (saws)! What kind of charity is the best?” He (saws) replied. “To give in charity when you are healthy and greedy, hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming poor. Don’t delay giving in charity till the time when you are on the death bed when you say, ‘Give so much to so-and-so and so much to so-and so,’ as at that time the property is not yours but it belongs to so-and-so (i.e. your inheritors).”
Conditions Of Sadaqah
- A donation must be made sincerely for Allah’s pleasure (SWT) rather than to gain praise or recognition.
- Sadaqah is only accepted if it is given from Halal (lawful) source of income.
- when you spent something as Sadaqah, Do not count whatever you give
- Sadaqah can only be given from a halal (lawful) source.
- Sadaqah must be given immediately. It is better to keep it hidden.
In summary, Sadaqah is an act Muslims perform exclusively for Allah’s pleasure. This indicates that this is one of the things that Allah likes the most about his creatures. May Allah grant us the ability to give charity.