Islamic Concept of Charity (Hadith on Charity)

1. Narrated Abu Masud Al-Badri: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
❝A man’s spending on his family is a deed of charity.❞
Reference : [Sahih al-Bukhari 4006, Book 64, Hadith 57]

2. Anas bin Malik narrated that : the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
❝Indeed charity extinguishes the Lord’s anger and it protects against the evil death.❞
Reference : [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 664, Book 7, Hadith 48] Grade : Da’if (Darussalam)

3. 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.❞
Reference : [Sahih al-Bukhari 6012, Book 78, Hadith 43 ©]

4. 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.❞
Reference : [Sunan an-Nasa’i 2582: Vol. 3, Book 23, Hadith 2583] Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)

5. 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.❞
Reference : [Sahih al-Bukhari 2760, Book 55, Hadith 23 ©]

6. 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.❞
Reference : [Sahih Muslim 1622 a, Book 24, Hadith 8 ©]

7. 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.❞
Reference: [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1970, Book 27, Hadith 76] Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

8. 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.❞
Reference: [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2029, Book 27, Hadith 135] Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

9. ‘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.❞
Reference: [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

10. ‘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)

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