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Section : Zakat ut-Tatawwu or Voluntary Sadaqah in the Qur'an.Allah, the Exalted One, says: "The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases; Allah cares … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.097A.

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Section : Zakat ut-Tatawwu or Voluntary Sadaqah in the Hadith.The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "Sadaqah appeases the anger of the Lord and wards off the agony of death."It is similarly related that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "The sadaqah of the Muslim increases during his lifetime. It … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.097B.

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Section : Types of Sadaqah.Sadaqah is not restricted to any special deed of righteousness. The general rule is that all good deeds are sadaqah. Some of them are as follows:The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "Every Muslim has to give sadaqah." The people asked: "O Prophet of Allah, what about the one … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.098.

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Section : Those Who Have Precedence for Receiving Sadaqah.One's children, family, and relatives have precedence over others. It is not permissible to give sadaqah to a stranger when you and your dependents are in need of it.It is related from Jabir that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "When one of you … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.100.

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Section : The Invalidation of Sadaqah.It is unlawful for the one giving sadaqah to remind the recipient of his generosity, to reproach him, or to make a show with his sadaqah. Allah warns: "O you who believe! Do not invalidate your sadaqah by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like those who spend their … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.101.

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Section : Giving What is Unlawful as Sadaqah.Allah does not accept sadaqah if it is from what is unlawful: The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "O people! Allah is good and accepts only good, and He has instructed the believers through the Messengers. Allah, the Mighty and the Majestic, says: 'O Messengers! … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.101A.

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Section : Sadaqah of the wife from the property of her husband.It is permissible for the wife to give sadaqah from her husband's holdings if she knows that he would not mind. However, it is unlawful if she is not sure of this: It is related from 'Aishah that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.102.

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Section : Permissibility of Giving Sadaqah of All One's Property.For one who is fit and capable of earning his living, giving sadaqah of all his property is permissible.'Umar reports: "The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, instructed us to give sadaqah, and it applied to my property. I said: 'Today I shall better Abu … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.102B.

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Section : Giving all of one's property in sadaqah.The jurists say that giving all of one's property in sadaqah is permissible provided the donor is fit, earning, and steadfast, not in debt, nor has dependents for whom adequate support from him is obligatory. If he does not fulfil these conditions, then his action is makruh.Jabir … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.103.

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Section : Giving Sadaqah to the Zhimmi and the Soldier.One can give sadaqah to the zhimmi and the soldier, and one is rewarded for that. Allah praised a group of people (for this) when He said: "And they feed, for His love, the indigent, orphan, and captive" [ad-Dahr 6]. The captive is a soldier. Allah … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.103A.

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Section : Sadaqah on Animals.The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, is reported to have said: "While a man was walking along a road, he became very thirsty and found a well. He lowered himself into the well, drank, and came out. Then [he saw] a dog protruding its tongue out with thirst. The … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.104.

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Section : Thanking for a Good Deed.'Abdullah ibn 'Umar reports that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: "Whoever seeks the protection of Allah, give him protection. Whoever asks you in the name of Allah, grant him refuge. Whoever does a good deed to you, reward him and if you do not find … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.104B.