Hadith About Charity
Every person’s every joint must perform a charity every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it is a charity; every step you take to prayers is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.
The criterion of faith and the sign of a true believer is that he should try to do as much good as he can for his fellow-beings. We are ordered by the Holy Prophet PBUH to do good deeds and actions that are a source of benefit to other people.
This Hadis mentions some of the good deeds that people can perform according to the strength and ability that Allah has given to them. These are settling disputes and quarrels with justice, helping people to mount their means of conveyance or carrying their belongings, to speak a kind word, going to the mosque to pray or to remove any obstacle or hindrance from the road that may cause harm to people. All these are considered to be acts of charity.
The Holy Prophet PBUH said:
“Every good act is a Sadaqah (charity). ” (Bukhari, Muslim)
This means that just as a man is rewarded by Allah for giving alms, so is he rewarded for doing good to other people.
Great stress has been laid in the Quran and the sayings of the Holy Prophet PBUH on charity to human beings. The Holy Prophet’s PBUH concept of charity was the broadest.
“Charity is incumbent on every Muslim.”
were his clear orders.
“But what about him who has not got anything?”
asked his companions. He replied:
＂He should work with his hands and profit himself and give in charity.”
They again asked that if he has nothing Inspite of this. The reply was:
“He should help the distressed one who is in need.”
“And if he is unable to do that?”
they again asked. He said,
“He should do good deeds and refrain from doing evil- this is charity on his part.” (Bukhari).
Even to meet a fellow being with a cheerful countenance is charity.
“Every G0od deed is charity and it is a good deed that you meet your brother with a cheerful countenance and that you pour water from your bucket into the vessel of your brother. ” (Bukhari)
The Holy Prophet PBUH wanted fellow human beings to realize the importance of charity. Prayer and charity for the service of humanity are two distinctive characteristics of the religious system that is established.