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

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 3 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 4 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 6 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 9 months 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 11 months 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. 

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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 year ago

Yes and it is very good.

Your reward will be multiplied and your heart will have more love for that person which is itself a noble feeling to have more love for the believers.

Wassalam.

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1. Islam does not allow any one to him other person. Husband is not allowed to hit his wife. What has been mentioned in Quran (4:34) has been misunderstood by translators. Our leading scholars have explained the meaning of it according to authentic Hadeeths from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS). We have authentic Hadeeths blaming and attacking the person who hits his wife and state that beside the sin that he has committed, he must pay a penalty to her which depends on the effect of the hit on her body.

2. She is free to give charity with out her husband's permission or even knowledge if she gives from her own money or money given to her by him for her, but if she wants to give from his own money, then he should approve that. This rule is general in Islam in all cases of using or dealing or giving the money of any one. The owner of the money must allow or approve that.

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 year ago

According to our leading scholars, the answer to your question is: Yes.

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 year ago

If your intention was to give Sadaqa for the poor and needy, then you have to give it to a poor or needy after being sure that they are poor and needy. Many of those who beg on the streets are not needy, so giving hem will not fulfill your responsibility to give to the poor.

If your intention was to give Sadaqa for any good cause, then you can give it to orphanage, Masjid, Imambargah or any good cause including poor and needy.

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 year ago

Yes, all Bani Hashim are not allowed to accept obligatory Zakat from any one who is not from Bani Hashm.

Wassalam.