Hadith on Sadaqah

Hadith is a collection of traditions containing sayings of the Prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran.

Sadaqah literally means 'righteousness' and refers to the voluntary giving of alms or charity.

Extracted from abuaminaelias.com

Table of Contents

Give whatever you can in charity, even small

Umm Bujayd reported: She said, “O Messenger of Allah, the poor come to my door and I cannot find anything to give them.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If you can find nothing but a burnt trotter, hand it over to them.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 665

Best charity is given when little is available

Abu Huraira reported: He said, “O Messenger of Allah, which charity is best?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “One with little property to give. Begin with your dependents.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1677

Charity shades the believer on Judgment Day

Marthad ibn Abdullah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The shade of the believer on the Day of Resurrection is his charity.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 23490

Which degree of the religion is best?

Zirr ibn Hubaysh reported: A man came to Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “O Abu Abdur Rahman, which degree of Islam is best?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “Prayer.” The man said, “Then what?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “Charity.” The man said, “Then what?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “Righteousness to parents.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 9824

Only acts of charity are stored for the Hereafter

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The servant says: My wealth, my wealth! Verily, he only gets three from his wealth: he eats and it perishes, or he wears clothes and they degrade, or he gives in charity and it is stored for him. Whatever is beyond this will depart him and be left behind for people.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2959

Charity on behalf of deceases parents is rewarded

Aisha reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother died suddenly without writing a will. I think if she could speak, she would give in charity. Will she have a reward if I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet said, “Yes.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1322, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1004