What is Zakat and How to Pay It? Islam is a religion that gives the message of love and peace. It wants its followers to live in peace and harmony in the world along with people of other religions and assist each other in making the world a better place. It is this moto of […]
❝The servant says: ‘My Wealth! My Wealth!’ While he only possesses from his wealth three things, that which he has eaten and so it is consumed, or that which he has worn [from garment] and it is worn out, and that which he has given [in sadaqah] and so he has stored it away [i.e. for his hereafter].❞
[Sahih Muslim, 2958 a]
Sadaqah (voluntary charity) is a virtuous deed in Islam. In fact, it is considered as a proof of one’s eeman (faith). The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said in the following authentic hadeeth:
Abu Malik al-Ashari (r.a.) (radhi Allahu anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s.) said: “Cleanliness is half of faith. Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale. Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah) and Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light. Charity is proof (of one’s faith).