The complete Hadith regarding various forms of charity

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Can you quote the full Hadith please?

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Your smiling face to your brother is an act of charity. Your commanding good and prohibiting evil is an act of charity.”

 

Answer

The full Hadith is as follows:

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Your smiling face to your brother is an act of charity. Your commanding good and prohibiting evil is an act of charity, giving directions to a lost person is a deed of charity, you seeing for a blind person/person with ill eyesight [i.e. assisting/guiding] is an act of charity, removing a stone or thorn/bone from the pathway is an act of charity and pouring from your bucket into the bucket of your brother is an act of charity for you.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1956. Also see: Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 529)

 

Note: This Hadith means that these acts are also rewarding just as charity is rewarding.

(Refer: Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 1956)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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