Islamic Concept of Charity (Hadith on Charity)

Explore the profound Islamic concept of charity through insightful Hadiths, delving into the teachings that emphasize compassion, generosity, and the transformative power of giving.

1. Narrated Abu Masud Al-Badri: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

❝A man’s spending on his family is a deed of charity.❞

📕 Sahih al-Bukhari 4006, Book 64, Hadith 57

2. The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

❝If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity.❞

📕 Sahih al-Bukhari 6012, Book 78, Hadith 43 ©

3. It was narrated from Salman bin ‘Amir that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

❝Giving charity to a poor person is charity, and (giving) to a relative is two things, charity and upholding the ties of kinship.❞

📕 Sunan an-Nasa’i 2582: Vol. 3, Book 23, Hadith 2583] Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)

4. Narrated `Aisha: A man said to the Prophet (ﷺ),

❝My mother died suddenly, and I think that if she could speak, she would have given in charity. May I give in charity on her behalf?” He said, “Yes! Give in charity on her behalf.❞

📕 Sahih al-Bukhari 2760, Book 55, Hadith 23 ©

5. Ibn ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) having said this:

❝He who gets back his charity is like a dog which vomits, and then returns to that and eats it.❞

📕 Sahih Muslim 1622 a, Book 24, Hadith 8 ©

6. Jabir bin Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

❝Every good is charity. Indeed among the good is to meet your brother with a smiling face, and to pour what is left in your bucket into the vessel of your brother.❞

📕 Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1970, Book 27, Hadith 76] Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

7. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

❝Charity does not diminish wealth, Allah does not increase a man in anything for his pardoning (others) but in honor, and none humbles himself for Allah but Allah raises him.❞

📕 Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2029, Book 27, Hadith 135] Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

8. ‘Adi bin Hatim (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

❝Protect yourself from Hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.❞

📕 Al-Bukhari and Muslim

9. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

❝The likeness of the one who gives charity then takes it back is that of a dog who vomits then goes back and eats its vomit.❞

📕 English reference : Vol. 3, Book 15, Hadith 2391 Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)