12 Best Hadith About Charity And Its Importance In Islam

Charity Importance in Islam

Hadith About Charity And Its Importance. Charity is HUGE in Islam! It’s not just money – it can be helping anyone. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said it makes you a better person and blesses what you have. Plus, it helps those in need and makes our communities stronger. It’s about being kind and making the world a fairer place.

Hadith about Charity (Sadaqah and Zakat)

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“Sadaqah extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire”

وَالصَّدَقَةُ تُطْفِئُ الْخَطِيئَةَ كَمَا يُطْفِئُ الْمَاءُ النَّارَ ‏.

(Tirmidhi 614)

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) Also said:

“Allah offers relief on the Day of Judgement for those who give sadaqah”


At one point, The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be their charity” 


Hadith about charity to family

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“Charity given to a poor person is just charity, but when given to a relative, it serves a double purpose, being both charity and a connecting link.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 2, Hadith 485)

Narrated `Aisha:

A man said to the Prophet, “My mother died suddenly, and I think that if she could speak, she would have given in charity. May I give in charity on her behalf?” He said, “Yes! Give in charity on her behalf.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 2760

In Arabic

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، رضى الله عنها أَنَّ رَجُلاً، قَالَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِنَّ أُمِّي افْتُلِتَتْ نَفْسَهَا، وَأُرَاهَا لَوْ تَكَلَّمَتْ تَصَدَّقَتْ، أَفَأَتَصَدَّقُ عَنْهَا قَالَ ‏ “‏ نَعَمْ، تَصَدَّقْ عَنْهَا ‏”‏‏.‏

It was narrated that Yahya bin Abu Ishaq Al-Huna’i said:

“I asked Anas bin Malik: ‘What if a man gives his brother a loan, then (the borrower) give him a gift?’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘If anyone of you borrow something then he gives (the lender) a gift or gives him a ride on his riding-beast, he should not accept the gift or the ride, unless they used to treat each other in that manner beforehand.’”

 Sunan Ibn Majah 2432

In Arabic

عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ الْهُنَائِيِّ، قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ الرَّجُلُ مِنَّا يُقْرِضُ أَخَاهُ الْمَالَ فَيُهْدِي لَهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِذَا أَقْرَضَ أَحَدُكُمْ قَرْضًا فَأَهْدَى لَهُ أَوْ حَمَلَهُ عَلَى الدَّابَّةِ فَلاَ يَرْكَبْهَا وَلاَ يَقْبَلْهُ إِلاَّ أَنْ يَكُونَ جَرَى بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَهُ قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Narrated Anas:

Abu Bakr wrote to me what Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) has made compulsory (regarding Zakat) and this was mentioned in it: If a property is equally owned by two partners, they should pay the combined Zakat and it will be considered that both of them have paid their Zakat equally.

Sahih al-Bukhari 1451

In Arabic

أَنَّ أَنَسًا، حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ أَبَا بَكْرٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ كَتَبَ لَهُ الَّتِي فَرَضَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ خَلِيطَيْنِ فَإِنَّهُمَا يَتَرَاجَعَانِ بَيْنَهُمَا بِالسَّوِيَّةِ ‏”‏‏.

Hadith about Charity does not decrease Wealth


The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.”

(Sahih Muslim 2588)

In Arabic

عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ وَمَا زَادَ اللَّهُ عَبْدًا بِعَفْوٍ إِلاَّ عِزًّا وَمَا تَوَاضَعَ أَحَدٌ لِلَّهِ إِلاَّ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Hadith about charity in secret 

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“A man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left-hand does not know what his right hand has given.”

(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 76, Hadith 5)

hadith about  charity (sadaqah) in Ramadan

Anas narrated that :

the Prophet (ﷺ) was asked which fast was most virtuous after Ramadan. He said: “Sha’ban in honor of Ramadan” He said: “Which charity is best?” He (ﷺ) said: “Charity in Ramadan.”

In Arabic

عَنْ أَنَسٍ، قَالَ سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَىُّ الصَّوْمِ أَفْضَلُ بَعْدَ رَمَضَانَ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ شَعْبَانُ لِتَعْظِيمِ رَمَضَانَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قِيلَ فَأَىُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ ‏”‏ صَدَقَةٌ فِي رَمَضَانَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Hadith about daily charity (sadaqah)


The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“Your smiling in the face of your brother is charity, commanding good and forbidding evil is charity, your giving directions to a man lost in the land is charity for you. Your seeing for a man with bad sight is a charity for you, your removal of a rock, a thorn or a bone from the road is a charity for you. Your pouring what remains from your bucket into the bucket of your brother is charity for you.” 

(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1956)

In Arabic

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ تَبَسُّمُكَ فِي وَجْهِ أَخِيكَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَأَمْرُكَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهْيُكَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِرْشَادُكَ الرَّجُلَ فِي أَرْضِ الضَّلاَلِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَبَصَرُكَ لِلرَّجُلِ الرَّدِيءِ الْبَصَرِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِمَاطَتُكَ الْحَجَرَ وَالشَّوْكَةَ وَالْعَظْمَ عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِفْرَاغُكَ مِنْ دَلْوِكَ فِي دَلْوِ أَخِيكَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“On every joint of man, there is charity, on every day when the sun rises: doing justice between two men is charity, and assisting a man to ride an animal or to load his luggage on it is charity; and a good word is a charity, every step which one takes towards (the mosque for) Salat is charity, and removing harmful things from the way is charity”.

Riyad as-Salihin 248

In Arabic

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏”‏كل سلامى من الناس عليه صدقة، كل يوم تطلع فيه الشمس‏:‏ تعدل بين الاثنين صدقة، وتعين الرجل على دابته فتحمله عليها، أو ترفع له عليها متاعه صدقة‏.‏ والكلمة الطيبة صدقة، وبكل خطوة تمشيها إلى الصلاة صدقة، وتميط الأذى عن الطريق صدقة‏”‏ 


Charity is a MUST in Islam – we call it sadaqah or zakat. It’s about sharing what you have, and helping those less fortunate. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said it makes you a better person! Even a small gift makes a difference. Especially in Ramadan – those rewards get multiplied! It’s all about caring for your fellow Muslims and those in need. Also, read the teachings of the Quran about charity.

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