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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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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Confusion about the understanding of Ayah about Zakah/Sadaqa

When Quran mentions eight group that sadaqa must be paid and its obligatory upon believers. Then why the muslim scholars insist it's a non obligatory deed. إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاءِ ...
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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 ...