Spending for Family is Charity

spending for family

A man in the family responsible to provide all family needs. When he spends his wealth to his family, this not only delivering obligation, but also considered as sadaqa (charity).

A hadith from Amr ibn Umayya (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet ﷺ said,

ما أعطى الرجلُ امرأتَهُ فهو صدقَةٌ

“A man’s spending on his family is a deed of charity” [Musnad Ahmad. Al-Albani says that this hadith is saheeh].

Spending in the way of God is one of the best ways of righteousness. And, this spending has many aspects that are valued according to their worth, and it is differentiated between them according to the situation and circumstances.

And in this hadith, the Prophet ﷺ explains that if a man spends his money on his family whom he supports, and this spending is obligatory on him, then God will consider this deed as sadaqa (charity).


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