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What Are the Benefits of Giving Charity During Ramadan?

The month of Ramadan is one of the most sacred months in the Islamic calendar that brings opportunities to seek the forgiveness and mercy of Allah through acts of kindness and worshipping. In addition to observing fasting, the real essence of this month is to practice positivity in every aspect. The best thing to reap rewards in this sacred month is to do charity during Ramadan.

Helping those in need is one of the greatest virtues and can earn you countless blessings in this world and hereafter. Though charity can reward you throughout the year, however, practicing it during Ramadan is considered the best time according to this Hadith reference which narrates:

The Prophet (S.A.W) was asked which fast was most virtuous after Ramadan? He said: “Sha’ban in honour of Ramadan“. He was then asked: “Which charity is best?” He (saw) said: “Charity in Ramadan.“

Here is why Ramadan charity is more precious than donating to help others throughout the year!

Benefits of Giving Charity During RamadanBenefits of Giving Charity in Islam

The significance of Ramadan and benefits of giving charity in Islam can be analysed with this reference from the Holy Quran:

“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.”  (Surah al-Baqarah 2:261)

This Quranic verse explains that every charity has a continuous effect that earns you rewards throughout your life. It also signifies that charity during Ramadan will be much more rewarding as compared to throughout the year.

In this Hadith, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) encouraged us to help others and give charity as:

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

Benefits of Giving Charity During Ramadan

As the month of Ramadan is a time of self-reflection and spiritual rejuvenation, getting involved in acts of kindness can not only purify your soul as well as wealth but also earn you immense rewards for life. Among the countless benefits of Ramadan is gaining your rewards multiplied so it is the best time to help humanity during this sacred month by increasingly extending your charity during Ramadan.

· Strengthening Communities

Islam is a religion of peace and promotes the message of positivity that lays the foundation of a strong community. Supporting your Muslim brothers and sisters during Ramadan can help strengthen communities where everyone understands the struggles faced by others and assists them in dealing with odd situations. Assisting people through Ramadan charity can transform lives and help many to have a better tomorrow.

Help Communities During Ramadan· Purification of Wealth and Soul

Charity during Ramadan not only purifies your wealth but also cleanses your soul from negativity. The more you extend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate during Ramadan, the greater the chances for you to gain blessings and peace throughout your lifetime. A clear heart and mind bring one closer to Allah while developing a sense of gratitude towards the Almighty’s blessings.

· Multiple Rewards in This Life and Hereafter

Ramadan giving can earn you multiple rewards in this life and hereafter. When you understand the problems, others are facing and aim to help them in the best possible way specifically during Ramadan, Allah (SWT) begins to shower His blessings upon you. Once you have fulfilled the needs of the less fortunate, the rewards are multiplied, which is one of the benefits of Ramadan when every good deed is immensely rewarded. In this way, you will be blessed not only in this world but in the afterlife as well.

This Ramadan, join hands with Al-Wahab Foundation to help those in desperate need by donating your Zakat and Sadaqah. Your Ramadan giving can make a huge difference. For details, visit our website www.alwahabfoundation.org, or call us at 020 8903 8944.

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