Benefits of Giving Sadaqah

Sadaqah Makes Life Easy The Prophet (PBUH) said: Give Sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Tirmidhi) There are certain times in life when things are completely out of our control and there is absolutely nothing that we can do about them. It is during such troubling times that sadaqah can come to our help. Think of sadaqah as the protective shield that will save you from the arrows shot at you by the future. Sadaqah Erases Sins The Prophet (saw) said: “Charity extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire.” (Ibn Majah) One cannot thank Allah (SWT) enough for his mercy. Again and again, He (SWT) provides his men and women with an opportunity to come back to the path of righteousness. Sadaqah is one of how a Muslim can lessen the burdens of sins committed by himself or herself. All it takes is a few pennies from your pocket for the underprivileged of the world! Sadaqah Promises Equality The concept of Islamic charity, whether it is zakat or sadaqah, is to ensure that everyone in Muslim society has the means to compete in life. Circulation of wealth remarkably counters financial stagnancy. Once the money starts exchanging hands, chances are high that all members of the community will have an equal go at life. Sadaqah, if given with a proper spirit of generosity, can make quite a difference in an Islamic neighbourhood. Sadqah Offers Protection The Prophet (saw) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Tirmidhi) The Day of Judgment will be the toughest day any Muslim man or woman will ever live. There will be desperate attempts to find a refuge from the hot blazing sun that will be hotter than ever. In such chaotic times, the sadaqah that a Muslim man or woman might have given during their temporary sojourn on Earth will be his or her shield. Sadaqah Jaryiah Do you want to leave something for this world that will continue to reward you even when you are gone from this temporary world? Give sadaqah jariyah, the continuing charity. Install a water tap, give your local mosque copies of the Holy Quran, fund a school or hospital, etc. The list is quite a long one and the rewards are forever! For more information, checkout this youtube video: Youtube