What is Islam?

by James William Lovegrove (Habeeb-Ullah)

Charity

[Some sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on charity:]

Charity wards off impending calamities.

The charity tax should be collected from the rich and given to the poor.

To meet friends cheerfully and to invite them to a feast are charitable acts.

To treat a wife tenderly and put a morsel in her mouth is charitable.

To treat children affectionately and kiss them are charitable acts.

To feed the wayfarer is charitable.

To remove troublesome things from the path is charitable.

To extend consideration towards neighbours and send them presents are charitable acts.

The person that looks after an orphan will be at one with Me on the day of requital.

The needy should be helped.

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