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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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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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 ...