Sadaqah and Zakat For Poor
The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Surah Baqarah:261
Islam is not merely a religion rather it teaches us the full conduct of life. From pleasing the Almighty Allah to fulfilling the needs of the low privileged people in the society. It teaches us all through Quran and Sunnah. Charity is a way of depiction how empathetic and concerned you are towards the needy people. Being Muslim it’s our responsibility to feel the pain of our fellow human beings and wish the same comfort and life for others that we wish for ourselves. Trying to ease the pain of others is a natural instinct and indeed is a Blessing of “The REHMAN”.
The charity helps Muslims to remember that every blessing they have in this life comes from the Almighty. This is the reason Zakat (standardized percentage,2.5%, of one’s extra wealth) has been made obligatory to Muslims. Apart from this voluntary charity/donation, also known as Sadaqah, is mostly given when Muslims are facing calamities. Nonetheless, many give it out without any reason but only to earn AJAR.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act 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; a good word is a charity, and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)
This Hadith clearly indicates that charity comes out in many forms. From simple gestures to providing money for the needy. In simple. Anything which may ease the pain of fellow humans and can save him/her from hellfire.
Those who spend their wealth [in Allah 's way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly - they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve. (Surah Baqarah:274)
The degree of the reward is dependent on the extent and significance of the benefit of the charitable act, for the sake of Allah (SWT) and definitely “the Neeyat” of the person.
The Prophet Mohammad (SAW) once said:
The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)