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 also softens the agony of death, and through it, Allah takes away arrogance and vanity.”

The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: “There is not a day in which the obedient servants rise in the morning or two angels descend, and one of them says: ‘O Allah! Compensate the one who spends freely.’ The other angel says: ‘O Allah! Let an annihilation come upon the one who is niggardly.'” This is related by Muslim.

The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: “Acts of kindness protect one from ruin wrought by evil. Sadaqah given secretly appeases the anger of the Lord, and a gift to strengthen the ties of relationship increases one’s life span. All good deeds are sadaqah, and those who do acts of kindness in this world are also the same people in the other world. Those who do misdeeds in this world are the same people in the other world. The first of those who shall enter Paradise are the people who do acts of kindness.” This is related by at-Tabarani in al’Awsat. Manzhiri does not mention it.