The Most Rewardable Charity

The Most Rewardable Charity

The most rewarding charity is what you give when you are low and in need. When that time you put others first, then you are the best person.

A hadith from Abu Hurairah (may Allah blesses him), he says:

أَتَى رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم رَجُلٌ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَىُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَعْظَمُ فَقَالَ :‏ أَنْ تَصَدَّقَ وَأَنْتَ صَحِيحٌ شَحِيحٌ تَخْشَى الْفَقْرَ وَتَأْمُلُ الْغِنَى وَلاَ تُمْهِلْ حَتَّى إِذَا بَلَغَتِ الْحُلْقُومَ قُلْتَ لِفُلاَنٍ كَذَا وَلِفُلاَنٍ كَذَا أَلاَ وَقَدْ كَانَ لِفُلاَنٍ‏

There came a man to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, which charity is the most rewardable?”. He (ﷺ) said, “That you should give charity (in a state when you are) healthy and stingy and fear poverty, hoping to become rich (charity in such a state of health and mind is the best). And you must not defer (charity to such a length) that you are about to die and would be saying: ‘This is for so-and-so, and this for so-and-so.’ Lo! It has already come into (the possession of) so-and-so” [al-Bukhari and Muslim].

So, difficult conditions do not prevent you from continuing to give alms and charity. And, doing that in that condition, the rewards from Allah are greater.

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