Ways to Do Sadaqah (Hadith No. 862)
Hadith no. 861 is a repeat. It’s about one of the questions that we’ll be asked in our grave. Must read!
Volume 2, Book 18, Number 862:
No doubt the Prophet ordered people to manumit slaves during the solar eclipse.
Manumitting (freeing) slaves is sadaqah (charity). It’s one of those things that Prophet (SAW) did or ordered to do during eclipse. See here.
There’s no slaves today (as far as I know) that we can free as sadaqah, but there’s a lot more that we can do. And we’re talking monetary sadaqah. Any examples you can think of?
Feel free to share!
Posted on June 13, 2012, in iLook and tagged bukhari, charity, eclipse, hadith no 861, hadith no 862, kusoof, prayer, sadaqah, slave, spending. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
JazakAllah khair, I think in matters of faith we need to extra careful in equating any deed which ‘ we ‘ think is worthy of it; personal opinions or inclinations have no role where these things are concerned … Of course scholars have that place where with their knowledge having a vast base, they may list certain things that in this era can be considered equal in reward but as a lay person I would really refrain from this. Even smiling to your brother, removing a harm from the road, is a sadaqa, but that’s been narrated in one form or the other, so that is the list we should be searching for….Allaho alam.
Okay.. Share examples from that list then. :)
U r ryte, we cannot free slaves in this time, as we don’t have any, however, we can help for the freeing of prisoners from jail. I’ll give u an example I hav recently learned of, in UAE, lots of expats are in jail even after finishing of their sentence becuase they can’t pay for their one way ticket to reach their home town, hence they stay and stay and stay in jail till someone arranges foe their ticket. This is sort of ideal example of this day and time…
I agree with Ms. Farhat somewhat. Islam allows us to use our intellect in all matters except things that have been told and finalized like the forms of worship, creed and beliefs and other things. Apart from those fixed things, guidelines are provided. Thinking, pondering and making decisions on our opinions on those (unfixed and mubah) things is necessary. So, it wouldnt be wrong if we say that islamic theology allows us to have “limited rationality”. Not everything is rational. Not everything needs rationality.
and Allah knows best.
JazakAllah Sister for a great reminder. :)
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