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Questions tagged [sadaqah]

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 Sadaqa for non Muslim

In bank account they give interest like most of banks. So We Muslims using Interest money is Haram. The matter is I can give that money to poor people as Sadaqa, question is can I give that money to ...
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Can one do sadaqa (voluntary charity) out of haram income?

Can one do sadaqa out of haram income? Is it acceptable to almighty? Or almighty will punish him who will pay sadaqa out of haram income?
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is our sadaqa accepted if we gave our sadaqa to professional beggers?

we live in a society where we have some time no idea about actually needy people and gave our sadaqa to some time professionl beggers as my concern I gave them my sadaqa to any begger because of ...
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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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Can sadaqah and lillah count towards missed zakah payments?

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 sadaqah. Can I use ...
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What should be the intention and practices 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 ...
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Trying to attain a deeper level of understanding the Quran

I've had read the Quran in Arabic and suddenly realised that "مُنَافِقِينَ" (hypocrites) and يُنفِقُونَ (spend) have the same root. Is it so? And if yes, what unites them? Why do I ask? Because I ...
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What are the commandments of Islam about Zakat to a relative?

My Uncle has a daughter and she is married. But they are so poor. Her husband didn't do any work and they have no mean of earning. Even they have no other source of livelihoods. Is it permitted in ...
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Does good deeds come to a person working an office job at a charity?

I know that giving charity or doing charity gives a person good deeds. But if someone works an office job at a charity (for example being a graphic designer to design a poster for the public), does ...
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Does giving food to my christian maid please Allah or not?

I have a maid who is christian by faith. She is poor. I often give her food for her children and family, so that it provides her a little ease financially, and she doesn't have to cook after getting ...
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What to do with stock bonus given by the employer?

I work at Walmart which sells guns,pork and alcohol. Company gives us stocks bonus either we like it or not. My question is :what to do with thsee stocks,should I sell them and give away all the ...
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Do you have to pay Zakat if you are on welfare money?

AssalamuAilakum, I'm speaking in regards to my mother. I thought you could pay zakat and charity with welfare, because its not a loan which you pay back. It is money the government gives my mother ...
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Is it righteous to give zakat or sadaqah from the income of a job which requires ongoing bribery to keep?

Suppose 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. ...
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Can you spend your loan money in charity

Not Zakat but general charity looking for reward from Allah swt. I'm asking this because Zakat money cannot be paid by loan? So I was wondering if any other money I have donated will count as good ...
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Are jizya and zakat/sadqa the only sources for state finances in Islam?

As far as I know the Islamic state has mostly developed in the time of the caliphs and the later dynasties. But surely there must be some sources that might have guided and inspired what we now may ...
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Difference between “fakeer” and “miskeen”

What is the difference between "fakeer" (فقير) and "miskeen" (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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Is it considered as a good charity to donate blood to someone in need?

Is it considered to be a good charity to donate blood to someone in need. Is it permissible or is it encouraged in Islam? Also is it considered as a charity in Islam?
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Is feeding a stray dog an act of sadaqah? Are the ahadith that relate to this authentic?

I know about a hadith that says feeding the hungry is sadaqah. So I feed the stray dogs. Please let me know if it is an act of sadaqah. Also, I heard a few more hadith like, feeding the dogs will ...
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Is it better to donate during Ramadan?

I'd like to donate a substantial amount of money to charity, but it's not anything urgent. My friends recommend that I do it during Ramadan because the donations would be worth more in Ramadan. Is ...
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May one enjoy giving away money earned from interest?

Islam has a concept of not benefiting from interest. Many times I have seen on this site that if someone keeps his money in a bank, he may donate the interest money to charity in order to get rid of ...
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What to do with the Riba (interest) money? [duplicate]

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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How does Islam deal with habitual beggary?

Some people take up beggary driven by physical disability and some, especially children, are forced to do it. On the other hand there are a lot of people who take up beggary out of laziness. Islam ...
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To give charity equal to the weight in silver of the shaved hair of new born?

Is it true that people should give charity equal to the weight in silver of the shaved hair of new born. As my mother is suggesting me to do this for my new born baby?
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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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Is it permissible to donate money/clothes/food etc to Non-Muslims? [duplicate]

Salaam, my question is that "Is one allowed to make any types of donations to non-Muslims in need. Not as in sending Zakat, Sadaqah or Lillah - but just generally?" Jazakallah Khair in advance
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Is alms-giving (giving charity) to the addict people permissible? (Shi'a view)

Giving Sadaghah (alms-giving) is a Mustahab (recommended) act in Islam and according to the traditions it has so thawab (reward). For instance, look at the following hadith from the Prophet (pbuh) ...
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Can interest on property/gold be put to a good use? [closed]

And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allaah and His Messenger but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums), and you ...
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Raising money for a charity drive

Salamu alaykum! There is a charity drive being organized by fans of an (non-Muslim) artist to mark his birthday. The money will go to a fund to which he previously expressed his support, that is run ...
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If we send charitable rewards to the deceased, will they be notified of who has sent a charitable reward to them?

If we send charitable rewards to the deceased, will they be notified of who has sent a charitable reward to them? Therefore, would sending charity on their behalf would be best for them? As the ...
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Is donating blood or being on the donor register haram?

I believed that giving blood and being on the donor register was doing a good act but my dad thinks this is haram. Does anyone have any advice?
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Is it ok to use Islamic donations as tax deductibles? [duplicate]

Every year I see many masjids and Islamic organizations requesting for funds. They also state the donations are tax deductible. Hence, my question is: is this permissible? Is there not a fear that ...
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Can donate money I promised to donate during Ramadan to a friend who is in financial trouble?

When I lost job because of my stupidity in 2008, I happened to promise a donation during Ramadan month. I started donating it to a school. With the blessing of God, I was able to keep my promise ...
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Should we give money to street beggar? [closed]

Assalamu'alaikum, In our area here are lots of street beggar. Whenever I go outside, I face at-least 15 beggars a day. I noticed that whenever they ask money to have food, then if I or anyone want to ...
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Is it permissible to donate ones body organs? [duplicate]

We have the technology and practices that can successfully transplant organs from one human to another. This practice saves thousands of lives, but the problem is the lack of resources; organs. There ...
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If I give sadaqah is that recorded for my father, given that he supports me?

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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Is it acceptable to give money I get from attending college to charity?

I receive money from college every week. I want to give this money to my chosen charity. Will this be acceptable? Because I have not earned it; I only get this money if I attend college. So is this a ...
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Is it possible to give too little sadaqah?

Sometimes I worry that when I give in voluntary charity, I give too little. In a sense, no matter how much I give, I could have given more. But I can feel bad if I could have easily given more, but ...
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Will sadaqah continue to be considered a good deed if it's used to fund an ongoing project?

Suppose someone gives sadaqah jariya (ongoing charity) like for a free education program building. This building is going to be built in the next 2 years. But anyone can give sadaqah for ...
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What amount of zakat we need to pay on clothes that have been gifted to us?

What amount of zakat we need to pay on clothes that have been gifted to us? If someone gifts us clothes worth X, then how much zakat we need to pay on it?
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Is it acceptable for Muslims to donate to Christian charities?

The other day I donated to a Christian "get kids off drugs" charity. The Quran says to do good deeds, and the charity seemed consistent with Muslim values, so when they asked for a donation, I ...
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How to give in charity on behalf of one's late father?

My father passed away recently. So I am willing to feed the poor and give money to the poor people on behalf of my father. I want to know how to do it. Do I have to tell them it is on behalf of my ...
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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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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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Accepting money from non-muslims for charity

I have a doubt with getting money from non-muslims. Me and my friends just started a group ( a charity group to help and feed poor people in our area). Some of my non-muslim friends also have much ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...