Sadqah is a voluntary donation which goes to any poor or needy person. Sadqah can be given at any time and in any amount. The Promised Messiah (as) has explained that the word “Sadqah” derives from “Sidq” meaning one who gives alms in the way of Allah displays a relationship of “Sidq” (Truthfulness and sincerity) with him. (Friday Sermon: 24th February 2017)
The Holy Qur’an says:
“Know they not that Allah is He Who accepts repentance from His servants and takes alms, and that Allah is He Who is Oft-Returning with compassion, and is Merciful?” (Surah At-Taubah Chapter 9 verse 104)
Adiyi bin Hatim (May God be pleased with him) narrates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said:
“Give charity to save yourself from the fire even if it be by giving a portion of a date.” (Bukhari)
In a Gulshane Waqfe Nau class, our beloved Huzoor (aba) has shared his habit of giving Sadqah daily. Huzoore Anwars (aba) guidance for those who are collecting sadqah on a daily basis at home, is to give it to our Jamaats charity called ‘Humanity First’ or to any other trustable charity as soon as they have got an amount ready. Also, sadqah should not be kept at home for a very long time. (Gulshane Waqfe Nau Lajna class, 2013, Germany).
I am 10 years old and trying to give sadqah daily. I have made a box for sadqah and once I have an amount ready, I ask my parents to give it to a charity.
Author: Maliha Waqas