Charity Is Not Always About Money

charity not about money

We all know the virtue of charity. But, how about people that don’t have money for charity? How they get the virtue?

The answer is, charity is not always about money. Every single good deeds is considered as charity.

Some people from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to him :

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ذَهَبَ أَهْلُ الدُّثُورِ بِالْأُجُورِ؛ يُصَلُّونَ كَمَا نُصَلِّي، وَيَصُومُونَ كَمَا نَصُومُ، وَيَتَصَدَّقُونَ بِفُضُولِ أَمْوَالِهِمْ. قَالَ: أَوَلَيْسَ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ مَا تَصَّدَّقُونَ؟ إنَّ بِكُلِّ تَسْبِيحَةٍ صَدَقَةً، وَكُلِّ تَكْبِيرَةٍ صَدَقَةً، وَكُلِّ تَحْمِيدَةٍ صَدَقَةً، وَكُلِّ تَهْلِيلَةٍ صَدَقَةً، وَأَمْرٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ صَدَقَةٌ، وَنَهْيٌ عَنْ مُنْكَرٍ صَدَقَةٌ، وَفِي بُضْعِ أَحَدِكُمْ صَدَقَةٌ

“O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made off with the rewards. They pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, and they give [much] in charity by virtue of their wealth”.

He ﷺ said, “Has not Allah made things for you to give in charity? Truly every tasbeehah [saying subhan-Allah] is a charity. Every takbeerah [saying Allahu akbar] is a charity. And every tahmeedah [saying alhamdulillah] is a charity, every tahleelah [saying la ilaha illAllah] is a charity. And commanding the good is a charity. Forbidding an evil is a charity. And also in the sexual act (with your wife) there is a charity.❞ [Arbain Nawawiy].

This hadith draws our attention to how the Companions sought to compete with one another for the Hereafter and in seeking the reward of Allah.

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