Why should we spent in charity?

THE ANGELS PRAY FOR THOSE WHO SPEND THEIR WEALTH IN CHARITY

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ يَوْمٍ يُصْبِحُ الْعِبَادُ فِيهِ إِلَّا مَلَكَانِ يَنْزِلَانِ فَيَقُولُ أَحَدُهُمَا اللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُنْفِقًا خَلَفًا وَيَقُولُ الْآخَرُ اللَّهُمَّ أَعْطِ مُمْسِكًا تَلَفًا

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

There is never a day wherein servants (of God) get up at morn but are not visited by two angels. One of them says, “O Allah, give him more who spends (for the sake of Allah),” and the other says, “O Allah, bring destruction to one who withholds.”

Narrated by Imam Muslim
Grade: sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com

Lessons:

  1. There are two angels who will come and pray for each of us every morning in relation to our wealth.
  2. One of them will pray that we will receive more than what we spend in charity.
  3. The other will pray for the misers and his/her wealth destruction.

Let’s spend for the sake of Allah in charity. Seize the opportunity to get compensated with something better than what we spend, as we will be prayed for by the angels.

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What is the charity from every joint in the body?

FULFILLING CHARITY ON EVERY JOINT IN THE BODY

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُلُّ سُلَامَى مِنْ النَّاسِ عَلَيْهِ صَدَقَةٌ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ تَطْلُعُ فِيهِ الشَّمْسُ يَعْدِلُ بَيْنَ الِاثْنَيْنِ صَدَقَةٌ وَيُعِينُ الرَّجُلَ عَلَى دَابَّتِهِ فَيَحْمِلُ عَلَيْهَا أَوْ يَرْفَعُ عَلَيْهَا مَتَاعَهُ صَدَقَةٌ وَالْكَلِمَةُ الطَّيِّبَةُ صَدَقَةٌ وَكُلُّ خُطْوَةٍ يَخْطُوهَا إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ صَدَقَةٌ وَيُمِيطُ الْأَذَى عَنْ الطَّرِيقِ صَدَقَة

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “There is a (compulsory) Sadaqa (charity) to be given for every joint of the human body (as a sign of gratitude to Allah) every day the sun rises. To judge justly between two persons is regarded as Sadaqa, and to help a man concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it is also regarded as Sadaqa, and (saying) a good word is also Sadaqa, and every step taken on one’s way to offer the compulsory prayer (in the mosque) is also Sadaqa and to remove a harmful thing from the way is also Sadaqa.”

Narrated by Imam Bukhari
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com

Lessons:

  1. Charity is obligated upon the body as it is obligated upon our wealth. The charity that is to be spent by the body constitutes good deeds, which can be performed in countless ways.
  2. Good deeds, which bring reward from Allah, are the currency of charity for the joints of the human body. Performing two rak’ahs in the forenoon (i.e. the dhuha prayer) and walking to the mosque counts as charity.
  3. We can also perform charity through simple acts of service such as helping people onto vehicles and helping them load their luggage. Increasing our social alertness and making our surroundings/community a pleasant place to live in by removing harm from pathways is charity as well. Such a seemingly small act captures the spirit of keeping oneself and others away from danger.
  4. Reconciling people, uttering good words, giving salaam, greeting one another, advising each other as well as avoiding to harm others with our words and deeds are all considered charity.
  5. Most of us absolve our obligation for charity by spending money, but showing concern for others, spending time and energy to help people, and other lasting acts that we can carry out physically are included as charity and encouraged in Islam

Which charity is superior in reward?

THE BEST CHARITY

أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا قَالَ أَنْ تَصَدَّقَ وَأَنْتَ صَحِيحٌ شَحِيحٌ تَخْشَى الْفَقْرَ وَتَأْمُلُ الْغِنَى وَلَا تُمْهِلُ حَتَّى إِذَا بَلَغَتْ الْحُلْقُومَ قُلْتَ لِفُلَانٍ كَذَا وَلِفُلَانٍ كَذَا وَقَدْ كَانَ لِفُلَان

Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Which charity is the most superior in reward?” He replied, “The charity which you practice while you are healthy, niggardly, and afraid of poverty and wish to become wealthy. Do not delay it to the time of approaching death and then say, ‘Give so much to such and such, and so much to such and such.’ It will have already belonged to such and such (as it would have been too late).”

(HR Bukhari No: 1330)
Grade: sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com

Lessons:

  1. The best charity is that which is practiced when we are healthy and stingy, hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming poor.
  2. Don’t delay performing charity until we arrive at our deathbed; we never know when our time on earth will be up. When we die, our wealth is no longer ours and it will no longer benefit us.

Let’s seize the opportunity to grab the immeasurable reward by giving in charity when it feels most difficult for us to do so. What stays with us after we die until the day of Judgement is everything we spend in charity. Our wealth that is used for charity will become our asset in the Hereafter.

Spend forth

Spending in the path of Allāh comprises a person spending upon himself, his wife and children, and the people of his household, and he shall have a tremendous reward for doing so. Therefore, if the spending is from lawful earnings and with good intentions, its reward is tremendous and its good is abundant. Therefore, love of wealth, greed, or stinginess should not overtake a person and cause him to deprive himself of the (good of) this wealth. It sits in his hand, and Allāh has given him the opportunity to give charity with it and to send forth good for himself. If he withholds the charity with this wealth, gathering it and hoarding it, then it will depart and leave him and his benefit will go to others while he was the one who wore himself out earning it. So how could he deprive himself? Why did he gather this wealth knowing that he is upon a journey and this wealth will not benefit him unless he sends it forth for himself before death as ongoing charity which will continue after he passes away? The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاثة: من صدقة جارية، أو علم ينتفع به، أو ولد صالح يدعو له.

When the son of Ādam dies, his deeds are cut off except three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, or a righteous child who supplicates for him.*

Reported by Muslim (1631).

Book: Sittings in the Month of Ramadān & A Gift to the People of Īmān in Lessons for the Month of Ramadān (2 Books in One)
Author: Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān
Published by: Authentic Statements Publishing
Translators: Raha Batts and Rasheed Barbee
Page: 40,41

Never underestimate

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANY GOOD DEED

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ قَالَ قَالَ لِيَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا تَحْقِرَنَّ مِنْ الْمَعْرُوفِ شَيْئًا وَلَوْ أَنْ تَلْقَى أَخَاكَ بِوَجْهٍ طَلْقٍ

Abu Dharr reported:
Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said to me: Don’t consider anything insignificant out of good things even if it is that you meet your brother with a cheerful countenance.

Narrated by Muslim
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
Translation from sunnah.com

Lessons:

1. Every good deed, although small, will be rewarded by Allah.

2. Having a pleasant attitude, being cheerful, smiling, and conversing with good words are part of Islamic morals.

3. Showing a bright face when meeting others can create a bond of brotherhood among Muslims.

4. Do not belittle things that may seem small but affect and benefit us greatly.

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GIVING IN CHARITY FROM A HUSBAND’S PROPERTY

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا أَنْفَقَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ مِنْ طَعَامِ بَيْتِهَا غَيْرَ مُفْسِدَةٍ فَلَهَا أَجْرُهَا وَلِلزَّوْجِ بِمَا اكْتَسَبَ وَلِلْخَازِنِ مِثْلُ ذَلِك

Narrated `Aisha:The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘When a woman gives in charity from her house meals in Allah’s Cause without spoiling her husband’s property, she will get a reward for it, and her husband will also get the reward for his earnings and the storekeeper will get a reward likewise.’

Saheeh Bukhari 1441 – Grade: Saheeh (authentic)

Lessons:

  1. It is obligatory upon a wife to preserve her husband’s property.
  2. Any charity carried out by a wife using her husband’s wealth (for instance preparing food for guests), both will be rewarded on the condition that the husband’s wealth is not spoiled.
  3. The husband will be rewarded for the charity performed by his wife using a portion of his wealth.

A husband should be grateful and tolerant when his property is used by his wife to help the needy!

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(Hadith) GIVING IN CHARITY FROM A HUSBAND’S PROPERTY

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا أَنْفَقَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ مِنْ طَعَامِ بَيْتِهَا غَيْرَ مُفْسِدَةٍ فَلَهَا أَجْرُهَا وَلِلزَّوْجِ بِمَا اكْتَسَبَ وَلِلْخَازِنِ مِثْلُ ذَلِك

Narrated `Aisha:The Prophet (pbuh) said, ‘When a woman gives in charity from her house meals in Allah’s Cause without spoiling her husband’s property, she will get a reward for it, and her husband will also get the reward for his earnings and the storekeeper will get a reward likewise.’

Saheeh Bukhari 1441 – Grade: Saheeh (authentic)

Lessons:

  1. It is obligatory upon a wife to preserve her husband’s property.
  2. Any charity carried out by a wife using her husband’s wealth (for instance preparing food for guests), both will be rewarded on the condition that the husband’s wealth is not spoiled.
  3. The husband will be rewarded for the charity performed by his wife using a portion of his wealth.

A husband should be grateful and tolerant when his property is used by his wife to help the needy!

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