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What is Muslim Charity?

Charity is a large part of Islam, with the ability for huge rewards for all involved. Charity or alms, also known as Zakat or Sadaka in Arabic, is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam and thus, essential teaching of the Islamic faith. Being charitable and looking after the weak and poor are essential components of the Muslim character. Charity is so important that it comes best after the declaration of faith (shahada) and prayer (salat).


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Why is Charity So Important in Islam?

Being charitable and presenting to the needy are crucial functions of the Muslim character.
The lives of many non-Muslims and Muslims around the world are influenced by the need for spiritual and practical activities to improve their conditions. Unfortunately, most of the wealthy do not understand how giving back can help improve the lives of the needy. In some cases, they are simply clueless about how they can help as they respect the importance of giving back to the community.

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Types of Charities in Islam


Several different categories of charity are described in Islam, the 2 most important being Zakat (compulsory charity) and sadaqah (voluntary charity). One’s Zakat is a specific fund that one should give to those in need. It should be accepted by someone who is eligible to receive Zakat. Sadaqah may be given to anyone in lots of people together with a smile, smart advice, or helping to build a home or masjid.

  • Sadaqah (Voluntary Charity)
  • Zakat (Obligatory Charity)
  • Sadaqah al-Fitr
  • Nadhr
  • Fidyah
  • Kaffarah
  • Udhiyyah
  • Aqeeqah
  • Sadaqah Jariyah
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What is Zakat?

The annual payment known as Zakat is made to qualified adult Muslims who have assets that exceed the value of the Nisab (The threshold at which a Muslim’s personal wealth must be above to be eligible to receive Zakat is known as the Nisab). It is a fundamental part of the Islamic faith and is a religious duty. If a person has enough wealth, they should use some of it to help the less fortunate. This is done through the concept of giving a portion of it to the needy and poor.

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How Can WhyDonate Help Your Muslim Charity?

WhyDonate can help you in many ways. Crowdfunding through WhyDonate can lead you to get over your financial crisis as well as act as a backbone while you help others in need. You can plan your Islamic fundraiser without a doubt and keep doing all the noble work you intend to do.  

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