What does Islam say about Charity?

CHARITY :zakat

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma swalli ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala aali Sayyidina Muhammadin wa sallim

“They ask you (O Muhammad) what they should spend in charity. Say: ‘Whatever you spend with a good heart, give it to parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless, and travellers in need. Whatever good you do, God is aware of it.'” – The Holy Quran, 2:215

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604
The Prophet also said: “Every act of goodness is charity.” – Sahih Muslim, Hadith 496

It was narrated from Abu Musa(Radiyallahu Anhu) that the prophet (peace be and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Every Muslim must give charity”.

It was said: ” What if he cannot find (anything to give)? “. He said:”Let him work with his hands and benefit himself and give in charity.”

it was said:”what If he cannot do that?”.
He said: “Let him help someone who is in desperate need.”

it was said :”what If he cannot do that?”.
He said:”Let him enjoin good.” it is said :”What if he cannot do that?”.

He said:Let him refrain from doing evil, for that is an act of charity “. (Sahih)
~ Sunan AN-NASA’I 2839, Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524


On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: The messenger of Allah said :

“Each person’s every joint must perform a charity every day the sun comes up : to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it is a charity: a good word is a charity, every step you take to prayers is a charity and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.

related by Bukhari and Muslim.~ IMAM NAWAWI 40 HADITH, NO:25


The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many…enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms–all of these are charity prescribed for you.” He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.” – Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 98


The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Save yourself from hellfire by giving even half a date-fruit in charity.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 498

wa salamun alal Mursaleen

walHamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen

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