The Importance of Charity in Islam

The teachings of Islam emphasize on doing as many good deeds as possible. The greatest benefit of doing charity is benefits of it can be achieved even after the death of a man. As stated by The Prophet of Muslim when a man dies, the only three things that will live after him are the rewards of charity he has done, the knowledge he has passed on and the virtuous children he has who will pray for him.

Selfless Charity

Islam teaches all its followers to do selfless charity whenever an opportunity shows itself. The rewards of the charity are known as Sadaqah Jariyah or ceaseless charity that will be received not only in this life but will continue in the afterlife as well. A deed of selfless charity is considered beneficial for both the giver and receiver, and hence it is advisable that it should be performed on regular basis.

Ways to Perform Muslim Charity

There are various ways in which charity can be performed; some of it has been listed below;

Donate or participate in the construction of Mosque, orphanage, school, hospitals, clinics, water wells and water tanks.
Sponsor education of a needy child or an orphan.
Distribute Holy Scriptures and reading material based on Islam.
Teach people to recite the Holy Quran or a dua.
Share knowledge about the true teachings of Islam and educate them about the religion.
Plant trees or donate for the cause, help animals and other humans in the time of need and give them a better life.
Place water at public places for use by the people.

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