Importance of Charity From Quran and Hadeeth

Benefit of Charity After Death

Abu Huraira (RadhiAllahu ‘anhu) reported: Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying:

When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the deceased).

[Sahih Muslim – Book 13 – Hadith 4005]

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Charity Doesn’t Decrease Wealth

Abu Huraira (Radhi-Allahu ‘anhu) reported:

Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:

Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).

[Sahih Muslim – Book 032: Hadith 6264]

Give Even a Date

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`Adi bin Hatim (Radhiallahu anhu) reported,

Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

“Guard yourselves against the Fire (of Hell) even if it be only with half a date-fruit (given in charity); and if you cannot afford even that, you should at least say a good word.”

[Al-Bukhari and muslim]

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