Charity is one of the five pillars of Islam, and Allah says that giving charity is the proof of faith. And I’m pleased to share the best charity quotes in Islam that will inspire you to be generous and magnanimous. This post includes; what Allah says in the holy Quran about giving charity; Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) quotes on charity in Islam as well as Islamic scholar’s views on giving.
Allah (SWT) Quotes about giving charity in Islam
1. Allah says in the Holy Quran “Indeed, those men and women who give in charity and lend to Allah a good loan will have it multiplied for them, and they will have an honorable reward. (Surah Al-Hadid – 57:18)
2. Happiness can be achieved by sincere worship, hastening to do virtuous, noble, and beautiful deeds, and by performing acts of kindness or giving charity. (Quran)
3. Allah will shade and shelter those who give charity and care for the poor. The Muslim’s sacrifice in this life will be their protection on the Day of Judgment.
4. “Cleanliness is half of faith. Prayer is a light. Charity is proof (of one’s faith). Endurance is brightness and the Holy Quran is proof on your behalf or against you.”
Allah says, giving charity is the proof of faith, and those who are close to God are always seeking his love through giving.
5. In the Quran, Allah says, “As for him who gave out his wealth (for Allah’s sake) and abstained (from disobeying Him) and affirmed the Truth of goodness: Then we will facilitate for him the way to bliss.” As for him who was a miser and behaved with aversion (to Allah) and denied the Truth of goodness. Then we will facilitate for him the way to Hardship.” (Surah Al-Lay- 92:5-10) Translated by Tafheem-ul-Quran – Abul Ala Maududi
6. “Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains.” (Qur’an, 2:261)
7. It is said that in Islam, Allah (SWT) promises to reward us in multiple ways – both in this world and in our Hereafter – for sharing our wealth with those less fortunate than ourselves.
8. Allah (SWT) describes those who prevent the supporting of orphans and the feeding of the poor as “those who reject the faith” (107:1-3), the charity should be given in “prosperity or adversity” (3:134), without fear for one’s wealth.
9. In Islam, If a person performs a deed that continues to benefit others in a good way, the performer of the deed will continue to collect the rewards for her single act for as long as it benefits others (even after the person passes away). This is referred to as sadaqa-e-jariyah or perpetual charity.
10. “Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and forbearing.” [Quran, 2:263]
11. Allah says in the Holy Quran “If you do deeds of charity openly, it is well; But if you bestow it upon the needy in secretly, it will be even better for you.” [Quran 2:271]
Quotes on Charity In Islam by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
12. The Prophet said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
13. Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.” (Reference by Sahih Muslim: 2588)
14. According to the messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “Even a smile is charity.” So If your smile makes a smile on other’s faces, then it is considered charity in Islam.
15. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “When a person dies his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, the knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.” (Muslim, Al-Tirmidhi, others)
16. The messenger of Allah said: “To give something to a poor man brings one reward while giving the same to a needy relation brings two: one for charity and the other for respecting the family ties.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
17. According to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “The upper hand is better than the lower hand (he who gives is better than him who takes). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the money left after his expenses). And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him self-sufficient.” (Al-Bukhari)
18. “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)
19. The Prophet said: “Your smile for your brother is a charity. Your removal of stones, thorns or bones from the paths of people is a charity. Your guidance of a person who is lost is a charity.” (Bukhari)
20. “Every act of kindness is charity.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
21. “The best charity is that given by one who has little.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
22. “Do not withhold your money, for if you did so, Allah would withhold his blessings from you.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
23. “A man’s spending on his family is a deed of charity.” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
24. “The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said: Spend in charity and do not count for, then Allah will also keep count in giving you provision.” [Bukhari and Muslim]
25. “When Allah blesses you financially, don’t raise your standard of living, raise your standard of giving.” Anonymous
26. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said: “A crafty one, a miser, and one who keeps reminding people of what he has given, will not enter Paradise.” (Tirmidhi)
27. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim)
28. According to the messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
29. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said: “Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful.” (Muslim)
Islamic Quotes About Charity By Caliphs and Scholars
30. “Forgiveness is the greatest gift of charity in Islam.” Abdul-Mumin Sombat Jitmoud
31. “Don’t feel ashamed when giving little for charity; that is because there is always goodness in giving no matter how little.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)
32. “Give in charity because your shrouds will not have pockets to carry in them your wealth.” Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril
33. “If you want to pray to Allah for better means of subsistence, then first give something in charity.” Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)
34. “The first person who benefits from an act of charity is the benefactor himself, by seeing the changes in himself and in his manners, by finding peace, by watching a smile form on the lips of another person.” Aaidh Ibn Abdullah Al-Qarhi
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