Charity has great importance in religion Islam, charity is an act of giving out to the people in their need and also the whole society at large. Charity can be done in the form of goods, money, food or even simple act of passing smile and spending time with those people who are in need your guidance in any form. Life is uncertain and never offers equal opportunities for everyone; but charity is something through which we can share our blessings with those people who are less fortunate and thus we bring balance in the society.
Islam is the religion of Peace that strongly advocates Charity (Sadaqah or Zakaat). ALLAH Almighty has made Zakaat an obligation on every financial able Muslim. Holy Quran and Sunnah put emphasis greatly on charity through many verses in Holy Quran and Hadith. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) presented many examples of giving charity in His lifetime and thus it is compulsory on every able Muslims to follow the path.
It is said that charity should not be done for the purpose of show off but rather it must be kept secret that no one should be aware of the charity you giving even your left hand should not be aware of the charity that you are giving out with your right hand. Secrecy is the basic element and it should be kept when doing charity for two reasons. Firstly, charity is done only for ALLAH Almighty and not to show off to the world your good deeds and wealth, and secondly to not hurt the honour and respect of the person being given the charity.
Zakaat is an obligatory charity that is done in the month of Holy Ramadan but Sadaqah is voluntary act of charity. Sadaqah does not necessarily mean giving money or wealth but it is any simple act of Kindness towards others those human or even animal benefits from. Sadaqah in way of ALLAH Almighty removes difficulty from someone’s life or path as well as it is considered Sadaqah to just pass smile at someone or just offering a Salaam. Being kind and generous to animals and taking care is also a charity.
Offering water to any thirsty person or to help anyone in their need all are considered Sadaqah and all these small acts are rewarded by ALLAH Almighty. Giving anything in way of ALLAH Almighty is considered as Charity. We can conclude easily now that charity is essence of religion Islam and that is why it has great importance in lives of Muslim. It helps building a very strong society where the flow of wealth among the members of society is equal and basic human rights and needs are met.
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