Reward of Sadaqah without spending wealth

Dear Islamic brothers! In the blessed Ahadees, besides monetary Sadaqat [charities], the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated some deeds to be Sadaqah [charity]; he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has given glad tidings of Sawab [reward] of Sadaqah upon performing these deeds. Seven of these deeds are being mentioned here:

Smiling is Sadaqah: It is Sadaqah to smile for any Muslim brother (which makes him happy). (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 3, pp. 384, Hadees 1963; Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 3, pp. 304)

We should meet every Muslim smilingly, as it is a blessed Sunnah of the Beloved Rasoolصَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to smile. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Haaris رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated: I have not seen anyone who smiles more than Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم(Shumaail-ut-Tirmizi, pp. 136)

Enjoining righteousness is Sadaqah: It is also Sadaqah to give ‘call towards righteousness’ to a Muslim brother. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Your [act of] enjoining your brother to [adopt] righteousness is Sadaqah. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 3, pp. 384, Hadees 1963)

Forbidding evil is Sadaqah: As enjoining righteousness is Sadaqah, similarly, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Your [act of] forbidding your brother from [committing] evil is Sadaqah. (Ibid)

Telling a lost person the way is Sadaqah: Sawab of Sadaqah can be earned by telling the way to a Muslim brother, as the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Your [act of] telling a lost person the way is Sadaqah. (Ibid)

It is a habit of some people that if a lost person asks them about way, they misguide him intentionally to irritate him and then laugh at him loudly. In this way, they not only waste the chance of performing virtuous deed but instead, commit a sin. May Allahعَزَّوَجَلَّ protect us from such ignorance and foolishness.

Helping a person having poor eyesight is Sadaqah: It is Sadaqah to help a blind person or an Islamic brother having poor eyesight to cross the road while holding his hand; [it is also Sadaqah] to accompany him to his destination; [it is also Sadaqah] to fulfil his any such need for which he is dependent on others. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Your [act of] helping a person having poor eyesight is Sadaqah for you. (Ibid)

Removing anything harmful is Sadaqah: If there is anything on the path which may cause harm to the passers-by, for example, a thorn, banana skin, stone, etc., there is Sawab of Sadaqah for removing it from there. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: It is Sadaqah to remove stone, thorn and bone from the path. (Ibid)

This blessed Hadees contains Madani pearls for those people who throw pieces of glass or thorny metallic particles on the path which can injure the people or puncture the tyre of motorcycles and other vehicles.

Pouring water from your bucket is Sadaqah: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘Your [act of] pouring water from your bucket into the bucket of your brother is Sadaqah.’ (Ibid)

Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: Pouring water has been stated as an example. It means that even showing slightest goodness towards a Muslim brother is Sawab.

(Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 3, pp. 103)

 

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bless us also with the privilege of earning Sawab of Sadaqah by performing these virtuous deeds.

اٰمِــيْن بِـجَـاهِ الـنَّـبِـیِّ الْاَمِــيْن صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

 

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