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5 Hadith on the Reward of Giving Zakat and Sadaqah

In Islam, the act of giving charity, whether in the form of Zakat or Sadaqah, holds immense significance both spiritually and socially. Zakat is considered a fundamental pillar of faith and a means of purifying one's wealth while fulfilling the obligation of helping those in need. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) emphasized the virtues of generosity and charity through his teachings and actions, highlighting the rewards bestowed upon those who give. The following ahadith serve as reminders of the blessings and rewards promised to Muslims who give in charity.

1) Allah Will Spend on You

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

2) Your Charity Will Stand in the Way of Calamity

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

3) Your Charity will Continue Even After Death

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 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)

4) Your Charity Will Be A Shade on the Day of Judgment

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

5) Charity Elevates Your Status

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) 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)

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