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The Benefits of Giving Charity in Islam

The notion of giving charity to others offers just as much benefit to us as it does to those we give to.

The Benefits of Giving Charity in Islam

For one, nothing beats the feeling of giving to others and knowing that you have contributed towards someone’s well-being or future. We have been put in this world by Allah (SWT), and in a way, are inter-reliant on one another for our well-being and protection. We have been given a mind, a heart, and feelings to enable us to care and feel for each other. This doesn’t just apply to those that we are related to, but also to those who are the same as us – human.

There are people across the globe that need help more so than anyone else, which influenced our Feed the Fasting appeal. You can donate to the appeal here.

The Benefits of Giving

Many people have been falsely led into thinking that materials will bring them satisfaction in life but often find that materialism is not a guarantee of happiness. Instead, it is usually the people that you surround yourself with that are a sure way to feel content and, especially, bring joy to your family and friends. Think about any time you have arranged a nice surprise for someone you love and how the act of giving has bought you pleasure and excitement.

In fact, one of the greatest benefits of donating to charity is that it deters us from greed and materialism. Ultimately, performing selfless acts makes us better Muslims and better people overall.

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For the Good of Others

There are those that reside in the exact same world in which we live, who are created by the one and only Lord who also created us. Therefore, they are our fellow brothers and sisters whom we should look out for in whichever way we can.

Every contribution made helps, and no amount of charity – large or small - goes unseen by our Creator. At the end of the day, it is our intention that we are judged upon, and we are judged only by our Lord Himself.

Hundreds of innocent communities in the world have found themselves trapped in cycles of poverty or have lost their comfort and livelihood through political disputes and conflict. These people are the most vulnerable in our society and face fear and hardship through no fault of their own, but they still deserve to feel hope and know that there is someone out there that cares enough to end their suffering.

Our teams working in these countries provide relief from fear and hope when it feels lost, and we can only continue to do so with your support.

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For the Good of Ourselves

Allah (SWT) promises us that the act of giving to charity shall in no way decrease our wealth – be it in the world of today, in our Hereafter, or both.

The psychological benefits of giving to charity far outweigh anything we could have purchased for ourselves or perhaps something we already have but feel we need or want more of.

Finally, and foremost, the truest benefit of giving to others is the promise of our reward in the Hereafter, which will far outweigh what we may have given in this world.

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The Benefits of Charity in Islam

Charity is not restricted to solely monetary contributions but can be given by volunteering your time to raise funds in support of a good cause. Whether you choose to plan your own fundraising event or give your time to a local organisation, such as a soup kitchen or charity shop, to help improve the lives of others, it all makes a difference.

When you change someone’s world for the better and bring about positive change, that is a feeling of happiness and joy that nothing can beat, and no one can take away.

People globally go without food and drink on a daily basis. While many of us understand what it’s like to be hungry during Ramadan, we’re blessed enough to nourish ourselves with a nutritious meal at Iftar. This isn’t the case for millions of Muslims in developing countries. As a result, we established our Feed the Fasting appeal to ensure that as many people as possible are provided with a substantial Iftar and Suhoor.

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Charity That Supports Our Future

Islam, at its core belief, is teaching us to be mindful of the duties and rights of everyone around us and respect all of Allah's (SWT) creations, especially those who are most vulnerable – children.

In order to flourish, a child needs sufficient nutrition, education, emotional and physical support, as well as adequate healthcare and well-being.

Most of us do whatever is in our power for our offspring in order to give them the best start and chance in life that we possibly can. Remember, there are millions of children amongst us and out there that have lost either one or both of their parents and do not have the same privileges that we are able to present to our children.

When our children hurt, we hurt – so why should the cries of a child in need across the world affect us any less?

Sponsor a child with Muslim Aid and help the children of our future flourish and get what they need today. #yougiveweserve

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