Difference between sadaqa and gift: What are the difference between sadaqa and gift in Islam?
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Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmaTULLAHI wa baraKAATUH.Please, what are the difference between sadaqa and gift in Islam?JazakAllah khair
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Sadaqa and gift
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The term 'Sadaqa' when used in the Islamic concept would mean a charity, which one who is blessed with abundance extends to the poor and the needy expecting no thanks or reward from the receiver, but rather expecting its reward only from Allah Subhanah.
A gift or 'hiba' in Arabic would mean a present one gives to one's relative, brethren, or friend, or colleague to cement their ties or bond of friendship.
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