Sadaqah means voluntary charity. Unlike zakat there is no fixed amount of money you give out, you give as much money as you like out of compassion, love, friendship (fraternity) or generosity.

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Giving sadaqah by son

I am a student supported by my father. I live in a different place from my parents. I was wondering if I give sadaqah would that good deed would be recorded for my father or for me?
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Charity of behalf of dead father

Assalamu alaikum.my father passed away recently.so i am willing to feed poor and give money to poor people on behalf of my father. I want to know how to do it. Do i have to tell thwm it is on behalf ...
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Can we pay zakaat money or other donations for purpose of planting trees specifically?

Assalam o alaikum: I just saw a man advertising his account details to get donations of ramadan for planting trees, and he says it is to make our envirenment better etc. Now I am confused if ramazan ...
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Is it allowed to give zakat or sadaqah money from earinings of a fraud job's?

If a person is doing a sophisticated job with no haram at all. But he has got that job through fraud like bribing. He has to give bribe to some officers yearly in order to remain in the job. But ...
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Sadaqa in the name of Imam Hussain

Can I make sadaqah or give charity on behalf of Imam Hussain? because one hadith say that Sadaqah is not permissible on Prophet and His family.
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Gave qurban to parent

I didn't do qurban (قربان) yet, but yes I do sadaqah. In fact of Sunnah that any Muslim around mosque, no matter he is rich or poor, anyone got qurban include my family. But in personal reason that we ...
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Keeping part of money collected as donation as service charge

I am planning to raise undertake an orphan/poor education project where I will school these kids. Obviously the money required to do so will come from donation. My question is quite simple. ...
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Giving away interest money in charity

I know this question has been asked plenty of times, but I've been wondering (because it's still unclear): can I give away riba money to non-Muslim organizations? Like Unicef, or any other company ...
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Can someone give zakat in the form of a used car?

Assalammualaikum Alhamdulillah and mashaAllah many people with surplus of rizq are giving zakat money to organizations or charity foundations. But how about giving to individuals in need of help? ...
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Can borrowed money be counted towards Sadaqa

A person owes me some money and keeps postponing the repayment always. I made intention to give a sadaqa of atleast $x this year. If he never pays me back, or if I ask him to forget about it or if ...
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What to do with the Riba (interest) money?

I have some interest money in my account and I recently came to know it is haram. I want to get rid of it. Please tell me the ways to spend it. Can I spend it as wedding or birthday gift to my ...
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is it a good idea or allowed to give money as sadqah when i don't have much?

I often give money as sadqah to mosque though in small amount or as a percentage whenever i earn.. still not a regular earning person. So, sometimes i feel like i need to save money.. But the thing ...
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Is it permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is permitted to claim a deduction on income taxes for charitable donations. For example, United States tax laws allow for income deductions to be claimed for donations to ...
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Can Sadaqah & Lillah count towards missed Zakah payments?

As-salamu alaykum, It turns out that I have been incorrectly calculating my zakah for the last few years and I have paid less than I should have. However during those years I did also pay lillah and ...
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Charity or Pilgrimage?

Every month, I am giving money towards voluntary charity (sadaqah) to eliminate the spiritual malady of miserliness. What is Sadaqah? By Imam Ghazaali (R.A.H) SADAQAH (giving in charity) ...
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Difference between “fakeer” and “maskeen”

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "maskeen" (مسكين)? Are they different levels of poor, or do they refer to the same thing? Also what conditions must apply to be considered for each ...
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Will my help to the poor still be accepted by Allah?

Suppose I give some monetary help to a distressed poor man thinking that may Allah also help my parents and myself. Some days later I discover that the poor man was actually a cheat who cheats people ...
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What limits, if any, are there on the Islamic duty to help the needy?

In the Qur'an there are several verses that tell you to help the needy and that being a good Muslim means helping those less fortunate than you. However, I always see or hear of people who live in ...
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Intention for Sadaqah

I have 2 questions about the intention one should make when giving sadaqah, and hope someone here knows the answer. Is there a recommended intention one should make when giving sadaqah? Is it ...