Sadaqa (Charity)

Sadaqah or Sadaka (Arabic: صدقة‎, "charity", "benevolence", plural ṣadaqāt صدقات) in the modern context has come to signify "voluntary charity". According to the Quran, the word means voluntary offering, whose amount is at the will of the "benefactor".

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

1. Sadaqa is one of the best good deeds which have great benefits in this life and hereafter.

2. Giving Sadaqa for the sake of Allah removes away calamities, difficulties and hardships and protects from hell fire.

3. Best Sadaqa is the secret Sadaqa which no one knows about it but Allah (SWT).

4. Giving what we love more in Sadaqa will bring more reward. (You will never get the degree of piousness until you give what you love, in the way of Allah. (3:92).

5. Sadaqa of water is very great in its reward as well as feeding the hungry.

6. Sadaqa of a word to support a Momin has great reward.

7. Smiling in the face of your believing brothers is a Sadaqa and saying good words to people is a Sadaqa and removing harmful items from the road of people is Sadaqa.

8. Best food to give in Sadaqa is the lawful food which you love more.

9. Sadaqa should not aim to get people's praise or thanks. Allah says in Quran (Saying: We feed you for the sake of Allah only, we don't want from you to reward us nor to thank us.) (Sura 76, Verse 9).

10. Giving Sadaqa is the wish of people who leave this life with out giving what they could give. They will wish from Allah to send them back to the worldly life for a while so that they can give Sadaqa. Allah says in Quran (And spend (in noble cause) from what We granted you before death comes to each one of you then he will say O my Lord, if you only give me respite for little while so that I give Sadaqa and be with righteous)(Sura 63, verse 10).

11. Sadaqa is one of best ways to increase your income. The Hadeeth says: When we face decrease of income, we invest in giving Sadaqa to get more income.

12. Sadaqa is one of the best ways to treat illnesses and get cure. Hadeeth says: Treat you ill persons by giving Sadaqa.

13. Sadaqa is one of the best ways to remove away any expected or un expected danger. 
14. Patching up between believers who have disputes is from the best Sadaqa which Allah likes. (Al-Kaafi 2:209). 
Wassalam..

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Your near family members e.g. your parents, your wife and your children must be supported financially by you from your own money and it is not allowed to give them from Khums.

Other poor relatives can be helped from your own money and it will from the best charity. If you can not help them from your own money, you can give them from Sadat share if they are deserving pious needy Sadat. If they are not Sadat and need help and no one is ready to help them, then you can seek permission from Marje' of Taqleed to help them from Sahm e Imam (AS).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Every one is allowed to give charity from his own earned income with out permission from his father or mother etc as far as his father and Munther are not in need for that charity money for their own livelihood expenses.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If the husband has allocated this money exclusively to his family, and for the wife to spend it on their household, then no, she cannot spend it on other things. If the husband gives his wife money, without specifying, then she can do with it what she wishes. 

However, it would always be best for her to consult with her husband, and for the husband to honour his wife's family by financially assisting them within his capacity. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 3 months ago

I can't quite figure out the Arabic text of these quotations in English, in order to discuss them, so it would be helpful if you could write the exact texts in Arabic, or give a reference.

The closest narrations that come to mind are:
* It is narrated that the best form of ibadah is love for the Ahl al-Bayt (A). 
* There is a narration in the Sunni books that a man who is bodily injured by someone (such as in a fight) and forgives that has offered a form of charity to the person who injured him. 

Anyway, there are a lot of hadith attributed to the Prophet (S) saying "the best form of worship is..." and "the best form of charity is...", and sometimes different things are mentioned.

From this, one gets the sense that the intent behind the text is often to say that "this is a good thing to do" and encourage people to do it, not that there is a hierarchy of different types of charity or worship, and only one of them is at the top.

(Except in a case where the text is very clear that this is the absolute best thing to do and specifies that it really is meant to be better than anything else.) 

Of course, there are many hadith encouraging charity (whether it be material assistance, or other forms of generosity such as kindness or assistance), forgiveness, and love (apart from love towards the vicious or enemies of God). 

(Note that someone else may recognize what texts are being discussed here and have a better answer!)

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

The most important conditions of Tawbah (repentance) are:

1. To really repent the sinful act and,feel sad and sorry about it.

2. To firmly decide not to do it again,

3. Immediately returning the rights of others if the sin involved rights of others. No Tawbah can be granted with out these conditions which are obligatory and compulsory.
It is very important to seek the Waseela of the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) in getting our supplication and Tawbah accepted by Allah, as we read in Quran Sura 4, Verse 64 (Had they when they did wrong, come to you, and begged Allah for forgiveness, and the Prophet prayed for their forgiveness, they should have found Allah accepting their repentance and Merciful). No doubt, when the Prophet is no more among Muslims,BT heir real successors Ahlul Bayt are in his place.
Giving Zakat and Khums is obligatory on those who have. Giving charity is always good and helps in purifying ourselves from sinful acts.

Wassalam.

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You must try everything possible to give back the rights of others on you to them. If you are completely unable to reach to them, you then should give their money or items to the poor believers on behalf of the real owners whom you could not reach to.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

It is wrong to take money from any government agency with out having the right for it. Muslim should always be sincere , truthful and honest. 
'You need to return that money to its owners and if can not, then give it to the poor on behalf of the owners and not as a donation from you.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 8 months ago

It can be kep and used by the family or friends or given to charity if the inheritors want to give it to charity. It is owned by the inheritors and they can donate or gift or use it.

Wassalam.

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Abolfazl Sabouri, Abolfazl Sabouri is based in New Zealand and has an MA in Jurisprudence and Islamic Studies. He is a graduate of Elmiyeh seminary in Qom with more than 15 years of study and research where he has... Answered 10 months ago

Salam alaykom

Islam is the religion of mercy.

Islam teaches us that we are responsible to others. We must be kind to God's creatures. Whenever the Qur'an advises us to donate, it does not make it specific to Muslims.

Yes, if you have to choose between a poor believer and an infidel, it is preferable to help the believer.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 year ago

Bismihi ta'ala

 What we commonly refer to as "sadaqah", or charity giving is mustahab, and it can be given to anyone; a Seyid or a non-Seyid.

It is only the wajib zakat (for example) of a non-Seyid that cannot be given to a Seyid.  

And Allah knows best.

 

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Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answered 1 year ago

You can give charity on their behalf, pray for them and also bring awareness to others about their situation. We must pray for the return of Imam Mahdi (aj) which is the solution to end the oppression in the Earth. 
 

According to a prophetic narration, we must stop oppression  by our hand if we are able, if not then we speak against it and if we are not able then the last step is to hate it in our heart.