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Ramadan Charity

As humans, we possess an innate instinct to help others, a trait deeply ingrained within us. In Islam, this concept is elevated to a sacred duty, with numerous rewards promised for those who extend their hands to help others. In Ramadan Charity serves as nourishment for the soul, benefiting both the recipients and the givers alike. It’s our duty as Muslims and as human beings as well to help those in need.

The Prophet (SAW) said:

‘The best act of charity is carried out in the month of Ramadan.’

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Rewards of Charity

It is said that giving charity during Ramadan multiplies the rewards by 70 times. Even the smallest act of generosity, such as donating just 1 rupee, is equivalent to the reward of giving 70 rupees.

“Those who spend in charity will be richly rewarded” (Quran)

Strong connection with Allah (SWT)

Giving charity during Ramadan, helps us to build a strong connection with Allah(SWT). As we draw closer to Allah’s creation, our bond with the Creator strengthens, developing a special relationship with Allah (SWT).

Helping the needy

There are countless individuals in our surroundings who are in need, and we have the opportunity to alleviate their suffering by offering charity. Giving charity does not diminish our wealth, in fact it increases and purifies it. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) 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)

Protects you from hellfire

On the day of judgement when Allah(SWT) gather us all for judgement, the act of giving charity will serve as a shield, protecting us from the punishment of hell fire. Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) said:

“Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

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

Protects you from calamity

Charity giving or giving in the name of Allah (SWT) will protect us from sudden and great disasters.

The Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

A good deed that never dies

You can understand the significance of charitable giving by acknowledging that giving in the name of Allah (SWT) not only yields rewards in our worldly life but also extends beyond our earthly existence. The act of giving continues to accumulate blessings and benefits even after we pass away, emphasizing the enduring impact and spiritual significance of charitable deeds in Islam. Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) 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)

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Health Benefits

Giving charity not only have a positive impact on society but also yield notable positive effects on your physical well-being. Individuals who regularly practice acts of kindness and generosity like giving charity tends to have lower blood pressure, a reduced susceptibility to chronic diseases, and a boosted immune system. Additionally, the act of giving is associated with decreased stress levels, which in turn contributes to enhanced cardiovascular health.

These health advantages tell us the impact of charitable giving which is not only on the recipients but also on the givers themselves. The documented emotional, psychological, and physical benefits of generosity highlight the significance of integrating acts of kindness and philanthropy into our daily lives.

Increased self-worth

Beyond enhancing overall well-being, engaging in acts of giving can elevate your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Recognizing your ability to positively impact the lives of others can boost up your self-confidence and cultivate a constructive perspective on your capabilities and achievements. This heightened sense of self-worth can spread positivity and empowerment to all parts of your life, making a big difference.

Charitable acts to do

  • To help a stranger
  • Donate blood
  • Feed the poor
  • Donate your money to charitable organizations
  • Donate clothing and household items to the needy
  • Visit your neighbor who is ill
  • Smile at others
  • Be kind
  • Not judging people in a negative way
  • Give a copy of the Holy Quran to someone; whenever that person recites the Quran, you will get reward
  • Donate a wheelchair to a hospital
  • Take part in voluntary work

Ramadan comes every year to teach us compassion and to give us a chance to feel what our deprived brothers and sisters go through. It’s time to reflect and extend a helping hand to those in need. Only then can we ask Allah for forgiveness by thanking his blessings in an appropriate way. The only way to be thankful for Allah’s blessings is to share them with those who need them the most, and Ramadan is the perfect opportunity for this.