According to the teachings of Quran, every Muslim should do charity and perform good deed for a peaceful and fruitful afterlife. It is believed that a person who has done good deeds in his life will be rewarded through credits and recognition. Good deeds can be performed by passing on and educating people about teachings of Islam, and also from the acts of his righteous children who will pray for his peaceful afterlife.
Donations and Charity Work
According to the teachings of Islam, there are a number of selfless charity works that can be done. People are encouraged to charity work not only for their own benefit but also the good of others in need. These include:
- Islamic donation made to Mosques, orphanages, schools, health clinics and hospitals
- Labour work undertaken for construction of Mosques, schools, hospitals and other public places
- Sponsoring a needy person or child
- Distributing and educating others about the teaching of the Holy Scripture of Islam
- Teaching a person to recite the Holy Quran or dua
- Planting trees, helping animals or distributing water and food to the needy
Significance in Islam
The charity work or donations made in Islam are called as Sadaqah or ceaseless charity. Islam teaches to make as many selfless charity and donations as possible. Charity done for Muslim girl’s school is also said to bring many rewards and credits to the person. Such rewards not only benefit an individual during his life, but also enable the person to reap its benefits even after death.