On what occasions sadqah can be given.
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Aspects of sadaqa charity
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter 63 Surah Munafiqoon, verse 10
Spend from the provisions that We have given you before death should come to any of you and then he should say, "O my Lord, why did You not reprieve me awhile that I should have given sadaqah (charity) and become of the righteous." But Allah does not at all reprieve a person when his term comes to an end, and Allah is well aware of what you all do.
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah, verse 261
The charity of those who expend their wealth in the Way of Allah may be likened to a grain of corn, which produces seven ears and each ear yields a hundred grains. Likewise Allah develops manifold the charity of anyone He pleases, for He is All-Embracing, All-Wise.
Allah says in the Glorious Quran, Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah, verse 254:
O Believers, spend of the wealth We have bestowed upon you (in Allah's way), before the Day comes when there shall be no buying and no selling; when neither friendship nor intercession will be of any avail.
Every deed one does and every cent that one spends from their lawful provisions seeking the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord, regardless of how small or insignificant it might seem to be..will be regarded and accepted as sadaqah in the Sight of the Lord Most Generous, Most Gracious.
There is absolutely no restriction or condition prescribed in Shariah regarding when, how, on whom or on what one may spend of ones wealth as sadaqah except that the wealth should have been earned lawfully, and that it should be spent with the intention to seek the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord Most High.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.232 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "There is a 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 obligatory prayer (in the mosque) is also sadaqa, and to remove a harmful thing from the way is also sadaqa."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.53 Narrated by Sad bin Abi Waqqas
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah's Sake, even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife's (or familys) mouth!"
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1557 Narrated by Abu Dharr
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: In the morning sadaqa is due from every bone in the body of every one of you. Every utterance of Allah's glorification is an act of sadaqa. Every utterance of praise of Him is an act of sadaqa, every utterance of profession of His Oneness is an act of sadaqa, every utterance of profession of His Greatness is an act of sadaqa, enjoining good is an act of sadaqa, and forbidding what is disreputable is an act of sadaqa.
Abu Dharr reports that the Prophet (saws) said:: "Your smile to your (believing) brother is a sadaqa, your removal of stones, thorns, or bones from the paths of people is sadaqas, and your guidance of a person who is lost is sadaqa."
Related by Bukhari.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 3764 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: Never a Muslim plants a tree, but he has the reward of sadaqa for him, for what is eaten out of that is sadaqa; what is stolen out of that, what the beast eat out of that, what the birds eat out of that is sadaqa for him. None incurs a loss to him but it becomes a sadaqa on his part.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.524 Narrated by Abu Burda
from his father from his grandfather that the Prophet (saws)said, "Every Muslim has to give in sadaqa." The people asked, "O Allah's Prophet (saws)! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?" He (saws) said, "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in sadaqa (from what he earns)." The people further asked, "If he cannot find even that?" He (saws) replied, "He should help the needy who appeal for help." Then the people asked, "If he cannot do that?" He (saws) replied, "Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds and this will be regarded as sadaqa for him."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.11 Narrated by Abu Huraira
A man asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle (saws)! What kind of sadaqa is the best?" He (saws) replied. "To give in sadaqa when you are healthy and greedy hoping to be wealthy, and afraid of becoming poor. Don't delay giving in sadaqa 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,' and at that time the property is not yours but it belongs to so-and-so (i.e. your inheritors)."
Nothing, absolutely nothing that one does or spends seeking only the Pleasure and Good Will of their Lord, absolutely regardless of how insignificant it might seem to be, will be regarded and accounted as sadaqa in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 47:
47 We shall set up the Scales of Justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account.
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