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Charity in Islam
Giving charity is—or at least, its purpose—a way for those whom Allah has blessed with wealth to share with their neighbors in need. But Muslims are not just ordered to give charity to the poor from their wealth; they are also ordered to give it in a certain way. So does that mean we are only ever supposed to give charity in secret? Actually, both ways are permissible. Islam supports giving charity in both ways, but there are a few things Muslims should keep in mind when going about either way. Giving Charity in Secret The Prophet Mohammad said that one of the seven groups of people that will be granted shade on the Day of Judgment includes the one who gives charity but hides it, so that even his left hand does not know what his right hand has spent. Islam places a great emphasis and reward on giving charity in secret.
Islam calls upon its followers to reach out with open hands, and give in charity as a way of life. In the Quran , charity is often mentioned along with prayer , as one of the factors that identify true believers. Charity should be part of the very fiber of your personality as a Muslim. Charity is mentioned dozens of times in the Quran. The passages below are only from the second chapter, Surah Al-Baqarah.
There is a reason why we as Muslims are called an ummah, a nation, a community of brothers and sisters. As Muslims, we have a right to help from our brothers and sister. As Muslims, we are obligated to support our fellow brothers and sisters in their faith, in their day to day activities, and even in their finances. Helping each other is so important to our faith that it is one of the five obligatory pillars of Islam. And the Prophet peace be upon him said:. We cannot even consider ourselves believers in Allah and His Prophet until we think of others and do good for each other. I have learned this lesson intimately.
The beauty of Islam is that it values every good deed a Muslim does for the sake of Allah, nothing goes in vain. Giving some water to a thirsty animal can wipe out all your past sins. Birds and animals eating from the plants you grow in your garden is a charity. A smile and a good word are highly praised. Cherishing your own family is a charity. Honoring your parents is highly estimated and rewarded.