Islam encourages charity and giving as acts of worship alongside belief in God, prayer, fasting, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca. In fact, charity is mentioned in many verses of the Quran as elevating a person’s character or cleansing away one’s sins. The prophet Muhammad has often extolled the virtues of a charitable person as an example for us to emulate. Islam has two categories of charity – Sadaqa and Zakat.
As for he who gives and fears Allah; And believes in the best [reward], We will ease him toward ease. Noble Quran (92:5-7).
Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give zakah will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Noble Quran (2:277).
Those who spend their wealth [in Allah ‘s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve. Noble Quran (2:274).
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