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Charity in Ramadan – Why it is Important in Ramadan ?

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Charity in Ramadan!!! Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam, which are Prayer, Fasting, Faith, charity & Pilgrimage to Mecca.
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Charity in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, which are Prayer, Fasting, Faith, charity & Pilgrimage to Mecca. These are the five basic acts which Allah recommends for Muslims in throughout the Quran. And there are Hadiths also which mentions charity.

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Smile is a Charity

Charity or Zakat actually means Purification and Growth. There is charity which we have to take out from our earning, property, and gold etc., valuable things but there is one more charity and that is helping Smile, providing food, shelter and clothes to the needy person. Even if we talked with someone with a smile is also considered as a charity. Charity must be in a kind it should not be given as a loan.

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Smile Charity ramadan

In many hadiths it is said that giving charity will protects us from Hellfire. And there is a great reward of the charity on the Day of Judgment.

70 Times Reward in Ramadan

It is Important to offer charity in the month of Ramadan because our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW said that “He who breaks the fast of another fasting person shall earn a reward equivalent to the fasting person without detracting from the reward of the latter.” And “Allah gives this reward even to those who give a sip of milk to a fasting man.” And just imagine Each Good deed is multiplied by 70 Times in the month of Ramadan then giving charity to the needy people is earning rewards in the size of Mountains.

*Teaching your children about sadaqah (Charity)

You can give charity as much as you can but teaching you children about charity giving will help your children too. Involve your children in charity giving.

*Sharing iftar food with your neighbors.

The Prophet Muhammad said: “He is not a believer who eats his fill while his neighbor remains hungry by his side” (Baihaqi). share something with your neighbors – be it samoosas, mana’eesh, cookies, fresh fruit, or dates. You too, will insha’Allah, feel closer to your neighbors and develop a better understanding.

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iftar for neighbor in ramadan

*Donating Books

You can donate your old books as well as new books. Donate books in good condition check before donating that all pages are there and Check for water damage or spills.  If the book has outdated information and pages are severely yellowed, recycle it.

In Ramadan donate books related to Ramadan related information, Islamic stories or you can gift Quran too.

Donating good quality books Books such as “My First Ramadan” and “Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al Fitr” are great for very little children. Books such as “Ramadan Moon”, “Under The Ramadan Moon”, and “A Party In Ramadan” are good for older children.

Donate books to the school children who can’t afford to purchase books. Ask your children which book they studied completely and it is ok to donate.

Donate to your library. Many libraries accept used books.They use donated books to add to their collections or in book sales to raise funds.

Local schools Many schools will accept books, especially private schools.

Hospitals.  Hospitals receive many visitors that wait patiently for their loved ones to recover

*Giving Items

Make Ramadan a great time by helping other by donating item you no longer use. Like your old clothes which is no longer of your size, school bags, shoes, and many other things. Many organizations take used coats and warm clothes for winter.

*Professional Skills

Yes, You can donate your Professional Skills too. you can teach what you can do best to others(for free). Help the students in your neighbor/ relative to there hard subject in class like maths. You can help in them in Art and Crafts too by helping in drawing or in making some great art piece there are never ending option you know what you can do best.

Sadaqah Box

Get a large box and make kids decorates a sign for it that says “Sadaqah Box”. Throught the Ramadan, encourage everyone in the family to put money and other things in this donation box.  Be sure to take this Sadaqah Box before Eid  so the recipients can enjoy the donation on Eid.

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Sadaqah-Box ramadan

Barakah(Blessing) in Charity

Barakah is a term that means an “increase” and “growth”- and also, happiness. Having more barakah in one’s wealth does not mean the dollar amount increases- rather, that the benefits seen from that limited amount increase, reach further and last longer.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Charity does not reduce wealth.” [Muslim, Sahih]

Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) says:

“And whatsoever of you spend of anything (in Allah’s Cause), He will replace it.” [34:39]

In a Hadeeth Qudsi, Allah says: “O son of Adam, spend (in charity), and I’ll spend on you!” Whenever you are broke, or you feel barakah is zapped out of your life and urgently need it to return, the quickest of way of gaining barakah in your life can be through giving charity.

Happiness in Giving

Whenever we donate anything to the needy people we ourselves feels the happiness of giving. And in the month of Ramadan when we use to have all 30 days fasting and charity. It feel great pleasure in charity as the money or things we donate is the actual things which we gain reward. and then when we celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with great happiness by purchasing new clothes by preparing sweets and by greeting friends and relatives etc. 

Help the Needy

There are many people in the world who still don’t have money and basic resources to live their lives, so we have to take care of those people also by donating. So that Allah will be pleased with and forgive us.

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world

Charity in Ramadan
Charity in Ramadan

Prophet Muhammad SAW said: ” If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity.” (Sahih Bukhari)

There are many verse in Quran saying for the charity few are:

In Quran about Charity:

Quran-2:43–“And establish prayer and give zakat and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].”

Quran-2:83 –“And [recall] when we took the covenant from the Children of Israel, [enjoining upon them], “Do not worship except Allah; and to parents do good and to relatives, orphans, and the needy. And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakat.” Then you turned away, except a few of you, and you were refusing.”

Quran-2:110— And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. Indeed, Allah of what you do, is Seeing.

Quran-2:215— They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of good – indeed, Allah is knowing of it.”

Quran-2:263— Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is free of need and Forbearing.

Quran-2:264— O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders or injury as does one who spends his wealth [only] to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. His example is like that of a [large] smooth stone upon which is dust and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep] anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.

Quran-2:271— If you disclose your charitable expenditures, they are good; but if you conceal them and give them to the poor, it is better for you, and He will remove from you some of your misdeeds [thereby]. And Allah, with what you do, is [fully] acquainted.

Quran-2:276— Allah destroys interest and gives increase for charities. And Allah does not like every sinning disbeliever.

Quran-2:277— Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give zakat will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.

Quran-2:280— And if someone is in hardship, then [let there be] postponement until [a time of] ease. But if you give [from your right as] charity, then it is better for you, if you only knew.

Quran-4:77— Have you not seen those who were told, “Restrain your hands [from fighting] and establish prayer and give zakat”? But then when fighting was ordained for them, at once a party of them feared men as they fear Allah or with [even] greater fear. They said, “Our Lord, why have you decreed upon us fighting? If only you had postponed [it for] us for a short time.” Say, the enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is better for he who fears Allah. And injustice will not be done to you, [even] as much as a thread [inside a date seed].”

Quran-4:114— No good is there in much of their private conversation, except for those who enjoin charity or that which is right or conciliation between people. And whoever does that seeking means to the approval of Allah – then we are going to give him a great reward.
Quran-57:7 –“Believe in Allah and His Messenger and spend out of that in which He has made you successors. For those who have believed among you and spent, there will be a great reward.”
Quran-57:11 –“Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward?”
Quran-57:18 –“Indeed, the men who practice charity and the women who practice charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan – it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward.”

The Prophet Muhammad SAW Said:

“Charity never decreases wealth. Rather, it increases it, it increases it, it increases it.”
“Shield yourselves from Hellfire even by giving half a date in charity.”
“Whoever draws closer to Allah therein through charity is like whoever drew closer to Him in other than it through an obligation.”
“He who breaks the fast of another fasting person shall earn a reward equivalent to the fasting person without detracting from the reward of the latter.”
“Allah gives this reward even to those who give a sip of milk to a fasting man.”

Some Donation Website

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency

World Relief

Promise for Relief and Human Development

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