|T Azeez Luthfullah, Br Sheikh Ismail, Moulana Syed Jalaludeen Umari, Br Adil Sait and Dr S.Q.R Ilyas|
It takes just a second to change our lives.Poet at Heart. Here
A careless driver, a passing snake, a scream unheard…
Our whole world can turn upside down without a moment’s notice.
We may even die before we know it.
I’m not saying that we should not do anything with our lives.
We all know the story of the man who refused to leave his room for the fear that a car might run over him or a tree might fall on him, and finally was killed when a painting that fell from the wall hit him on the head.
I want to say just this:
In the little time that we live, let’s do good things.
Lend a helping hand, now and then.
Add colour to someone’s life.
Go on. Make someone smile today..
Five ways to give 'physical' Sadaqah
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Every good deed is charity.” (Bukhari)
He also said: “On every person’s joints or small bones (i.e. fingers and toes), there is sadaqah (charity) due every day when the sun rises. Doing justice between two people is sadaqah; assisting a man to mount his animal, or lifting up his belongings onto it is sadaqah; a good word is sadaqah; every step you take towards prayer is sadaqah; and removing harmful things from pathways is sadaqah.” [Muslim]
So based on the hadeeth above, here are five ways you can start to give ‘physical’ sadaqah this ramadan. The list is hardly exhaustive however as you read, ask yourself how you can implement these acts of charity in your daily schedule to increase your good deeds inshaAllah:
1. Always start with a smile:Productive Ramadan. More Here
We can never underestimate the wonders behind a smile. The Prophetic teachings tell us that every smile is charity.
So step one is to make sure you smile; often opportunities in the day arise where we can effortlessly smile and spread the salaam, such as when your on the road travelling, going to work, at the mosque, when you pass by a homeless person, when you meet guests or see children (as often it brings a smile to their face too!)
2. Remember Allah frequently:
To remember Allah is to give sadaqah with your tongue. The value and weight of dhikr are heavy and outstanding, and is our key to being rich in our relationship with Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’la). In an amazing narration the Prophet advised the one who could not give money to charity, or offer anything from their possessions, to increase in performing dhikr as a better equivalent.
Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’la) says in Surah Al-Baqarah: ‘Remember Me, and I will remember you’ [2:152].
You might wonder where you can start as there are so many adhkars for so many occassions.