Allah (swt) has bestowed upon us favours, many of which we may not recognise, nor stop to think about. Sadaqah (or the giving of charity) is a way of sharing some of the benefits we derive from our personal favours and a way of manifesting our gratitude to Allah Almighty through not just words, but through charitable action.
Abu Hurairah (ra) reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: to judge 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. And the good word is a charity. And every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity, and removing a harmful object from the road is a charity” (Related by Bukhari & Muslim & listed as hadith 26 of the 40 hadith Nawawi compilation).
From the above hadith (and many others), the Prophet (saw) taught us that there are many actions that constitute a charity.
Whilst Bayt Al-Zakat can not necessarily say a good word on your behalf, help a man up on to his horse or into his car, or give you a hand to remove objects from a road; Bayt Al-Zakat can collect financial forms of charity and distribute it in a way that puts a smile on someones face, removes a burden off someones back, figuratively help pick someone up when they have fallen, and help undo the damage from a disaster or injustice someone has suffered.
The benefits of a Sadaqah can include protection from: illness, sins, calamity, and hell-fire.
Given that a Sadaqah is a voluntary contribution or general donation, it can be as small or as large as you wish.
Entrust Bayt Al-Zakat with your Sadaqah and we will do our best to ensure it lands in deserving hands.