Ten Inspiring and Insightful Hadith on Charity in Islam

1️⃣ There Are Many Forms of Charity

“ A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)

2️⃣ It Protects You from Calamity

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said: “ Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

3️⃣ It Protects You from Being Miserly

Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “ Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful.” (Muslim)

4️⃣It Is A Good Deed That Never Ends

Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: ” When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased). ” (Muslim)

5️⃣ Charity Will Be A Shade on the Day of Judgment

The Prophet, upon be peace, said: “ The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

6️⃣ It Protects You from the Hellfire

Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, said, “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

7️⃣ It Increases What Allah Ta’ala Grants You

“Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘ Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you .’”
Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

8️⃣ Charity Elevates Your Status

Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “ 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).” (Muslim)

9️⃣ Seek Only Allah Ta’ala’s Pleasure with Charity

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said: “ A crafty one, a miser, and one who keeps reminding people of what he has given, will not enter Paradise. ” (Tirmidhi)

🔟 Don’t Delay in Giving Charity

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said: “ Do not show lethargy or negligence in giving alms and charity till your last breath.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

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