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5 reasons why you should give Sadaqah (Charity) regularly

1. Sadaqah eases hardships and removes calamities

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said

Give the sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.

Tirmidhi

As Muslims, we believe that this life is a test and one way Allah tests our faith is through hardships. So, giving Sadaqah during a time of hardship shows strong imaan and gratitude to Allah and it is only He, with His infinite mercy that can change a person’s situation

2. Sadaqah removes sins

On the Day of Judgement, we will all be held to account for every sin we have committed, major and minor. No matter how hard we try, we are only human and sinning is inevitable. That is why we need to give sadaqah regularly to expiate our sins. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

Charity extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire.

Ibn Majah

3. Sadaqah is a way to earn rewards after death

By giving Sadaqah Jariyah you can invest in the hereafter for yourself or for your loved ones by earning continuous rewards. The Prophet (saws) said:

When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity), knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him.

Muslim

When you set up a small but regular donation, you will barely notice it coming out of your account, it can have a massive impact on the lives of people in need.

4. Sadaqah is one of the gates of Jannah

Baab As-Sadaqah is one of the eight gates of Jannah (paradise). Those who frequently give charity, whether to parents, orphans, widows, the needy, the sick, travellers in need or any other person in need, will be admitted to Jannah through this door.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

Whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their prayers, will be called from the gate of the prayer; and whoever was amongst the people who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad; and whoever was amongst those who used to observe fasts, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan; whoever was amongst those who used to give in sadaqah (charity), will be called from the gate of sadaqah (charity).

Bukhari

5. Sadaqah will be your shade on the Day of Judgement

As Muslims, we are taught from a young age that we have to prepare for the Day of Judgement by doing good deeds. The person who gives hidden charity is one of the seven to be sheltered under Allah’s shade on the Day of Judgement.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity. 

Tirmidhi

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