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".

96569

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 1 year 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.

96158

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.

 

70788

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. 

85541

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.

69099

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.

68759

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 years ago

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

Wassalam.

60741

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 years 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.

64630

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 years ago

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

Wassalam.

63421

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 years ago

as salam alaikum

there is no relation between a Sayyid girl marrying a non-Sayyid man and the sadaqah that is not allowed on Sayyids. So it doesn't make any difference that a Sayyid girl is from the progeny of Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, in this regard. In Islam, Muslims are encouraged to marry a pious and religious people, committed to the Din in order to please Allah Almighty, be they Sayyids or not.

With prayers for your success.

58260

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... Answer updated 2 years ago
  1. Yes it is very good to give charity on behalf of a living person with out informing them. In fact, it will be much better than informing them, because when it is done secretly for the sake of Allah, Allah will reward you more because there is no intention to gain praise from the person you did the good deed on his behalf.
  2. No need to take their name, but only to know in your heart that you are giving the charity on behalf of him for the sake of Allah.  Wassalam.

55154

Qamar dar Aqrab refers to the moon being in the zodiacal sign of Scorpio which happens 2-3 days per month (in that the moon circulates through all the zodiacal signs in one lunar month) and can be determined via astronomical software or eyeballs.

Historically, in a number of cultures, this has been considered an unfavourable time, which is probably why it appears in our heritage. There are some narrations on not marrying or starting a journey at this time, but they are not considered strong.

(I am not aware of any narrations about conception during this time, although someone may correct me.)

Some people choose to avoid scheduling marriages at this time, and that is fine. It is also fine not to pay attention to it at all. People vary in their belief in these things.

However, it is good not to get too caught up in these things, e.g. if someone gets married at this time, it doesn't mean that it will be a disaster. Sometimes if we feel that something has a bad "omen", it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because then we subconsciously do things to make it go badly, and that isn't healthy at all! 

If something happens by accident (for instance, conception), there is no need to worry. Allah knows best what He creates and when, and He has his wisdom for it, especially when it comes to bringing life into this world, which is in His hands.

Of course, it doesn't hurt to give sadaqa a few times if you are concerned, but it isn't necessary. Don't overburden yourself with it by making it a requirement!

49952

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 years ago

Yes it is permissible to give Sadaqa to poor Sayyeds as far as the Sadaqa is not obligatory. If it is obligatory like Fitra or Zakat, then it is not permissible for Sayyed to receive it from Non Sayyed, and not permissible for Non Sayyeds to give it to poor Sayyeds.

Wassalam