Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “The Prophet was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of Ramadan…more generous than the fast wind in doing good” [Bukhari].
Sadaqah is a voluntary giving. And the beauty of it is that it isn’t limited only with money and so both the rich and poor can benefit from this noble act. There are many forms of sadaqah we can perform;
— Share a good word, spread some knowledge, impart beneficial advice, lend an ear.
— After iftar, help clean up and pick up leftover litter if you’re at the masjid.
— You’re fasting. Consider all the coffee/tea/snack breaks you would take on a normal basis, and donate that amount for the sake of Allah.
— Smile. Sincerely. At everyone you meet at the masjid. And greet them well.
— Prepare food for others and partake in the extra reward, not only for that of charity but for their fast as well.
— Donate your time to your loved ones, and those that you may have been neglecting throughout the year.
— Pray Salat ad-Duha. The Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said, “Each morning, there is a charity due from every bone in the body of every one of you. Each utterance of Allah’s glorification (subhan Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of praise (ahamdulillah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Oneness (la ilaha illa Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Greatness (Allahu Akbar) is an act of charity; enjoining good and forbidding evil is an act of charity. And it’s enough for all of this to offer two rak’ahs of Duha.” [Sahih Muslim]
The list is endless. . .!
Look for unique ways to be charitable and make the lives of those around you even a tiny bit better. Consider sadaqah an amazing and exciting opportunity for you to draw closer to your Lord.
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