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Various forms of charity

Can this narration be quoted?

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.”


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith as part of a longer narration. He has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1956)

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.

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