Spread Hope in The World With Sadaqah
“O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zalimun (wrong-doers).”
Sadaqah is an act of charity that you do voluntarily without seeking any return from its benefactor, but from Allah S.W.T. Sadaqah is not obligatory, and there is no limit to how much you can give. You can give Sadaqah whenever you like and as much as you can.
Benefits of Giving Sadaqah
Sadaqah works as a shield against unseen calamities. It protects the giver from hardships and secures his wealth
It Protects from Calamities
We face severe challenges in life that come at unexpected moments. Such times give us the opportunity to empathise with the people who are facing a similar situation as we do.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said;
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”
– Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589
It Removes Hardships
Millions of people in Syria are struggling to survive. By giving Sadaqah, you could provide with the support they need to overcome their challenges. But Sadaqah does not work one way. It will also protect you from hardships by increasing barakah. Sadaqah also protects against illnesses.
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also said;
“Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he gives to the poor, to orphans and to needy travellers.”
– Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 544
Sadaqah During the Holy Month of Ramadan
While Sadaqah can be given any time of the year, but Ramadan is the best time to be more generous as this is how the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would be.
Ibn ‘Abbas said:
“The Prophet (Muhammad ﷺ) was the most generous of people, but he would be his most generous during Ramadan.”
– Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Hadith 5
Every good deed in the Holy month of Ramadan will be rewarded many folds.
Help The Needy With Your Sadaqah
You can give Sadaqah to people living in dire conditions, such as the civilians in Syria who lost everything in the seven-year conflict. Their homes were destroyed, forcing them to flee towards deserted areas where there is no shelter and basic facilities. Your Sadaqah can help an orphan and a widow, it can help an unprivileged child get a high-quality education, it can give the gift of clean water to people living in displacement camps.