Support struggling communities and gain Allah’s pleasure through sadaqa
Sadaqa is charity given voluntarily in order to please God.
Sadaqa also describes a voluntary charitable act towards others, whether through generosity, love, compassion or faith. These acts are not necessarily physical or monetary. Simple good deeds such as a smile, or a helping hand, are seen as acts of sadaqa.
Anyone can give sadaqa for any amount. Some of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) were incredibly generous in giving sadaqa, often giving away large portions of their wealth and keeping only enough to meet their needs. A good balance for us may be to divide our wealth between that which we need, savings and sadaqa.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) would give charity throughout the year but increase his sadaqa during Ramadan. Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan,” (Hadith, Bukhari).
What are the benefits of giving sadaqa?
Sadaqa benefits the believer not just in this life but the next.
Sadaqa averts calamity and increases sustenance and blessings in one’s life. Allah says in the Qur’an, “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned,” (Qur’an, 2: 245).
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said “Sadaqah extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire,” (Hadith, Tirmidhi). He also said that Allah offers relief on the Day of Judgement for those who give sadaqa: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be their charity,” (Hadith, Tirmidhi).
Here at Islamic Relief, we use your saqaqa to help support and empower some of the world’s most vulnerable members. In 2020 alone we helped eased the suffering of 13.8 million people across 39 countries.
We assist families suffering amid conflict and natural disasters including millions of people in war-torn Yemen and crisis-stricken Syria. We deliver development projects to help support communities and campaign on issues like gender justice and tackling climate change, which will benefit generations to come.
Show kindness and compassion towards others and give sadaqa now. Donate today and save lives, as well as earning great rewards.