GIVING OF CHARITY/SADAQAH (HADEETH # 14 – 18)
Abu Huraira (may Allah be well pleased with him) reported that a person said to Allah’s Apostle (): My father died and left behind property without making any will regarding it. Would he be relieved of the burden of his sin if I give sadaqah on his behalf ?? He (the Holy Prophet ()) said: Yes. (Muslim)
Syeda A’isha (may Allah be well pleased with her) reported that a man said to Allah’s Apostle (): My mother died all of a sudden, and I think if she (could have the opportunity) to speak she would have (made a will) regarding Sadaqah’. Will I be entitled to reward if I give charity on her behalf ?? He (the Holy Prophet ()) said: “Yes”. (Muslim)
Anas b. Malik (may Allah be well pleased with him) is reported as saying: Abu Talha was the one among the Ansar of Medina who possessed the largest property and among his property he valued most was his garden known as Bairaha’ which was opposite the mosque, and the Messenger of Allah () often visited it and he drank of its sweet water. When this verse was revealed: “You will never attain righteousness till you give freely of what you Have” (iii. 91), Abu Talha got up and, going to Allah’s Messenger (), said: Allah says in His Book: “You will never attain righteousness till you give freely of what you love,” and the dearest of my property is Bairaha’ so I give it as Sadaqah to Allah from Whom I hope for reward for it and the treasure with Allah; so spend it, Messenger of Allah (), on whatever purpose you deem it proper. The Messenger of Allah () said: Bravo! That is profit earning property. I have heard what you have said, but I think you should spend it on your nearest relatives. So Abu Talha distributed it among the nearest relatives and his cousins on his father’s side. (Muslim, Bukhari). It is said that Abu Talha donated it on behalf of his mother.
Narrated Sa’d ibn Ubadah (may Allah be well pleased with him): Sa’d asked: Apostle of Allah (), Umm Sa’d has died; what form of sadaqah is best ?? He replied: Water (is best). He dug a well and said: It is for Umm Sa’d. (Abu Daud, Mishkaat)
Narrated Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be well pleased with him): The mother of Sa`d bin ‘Ubada died in his absence. He said, “O Allah’s Apostle ()! My mother died in my absence; will it be of any benefit for her if I give Sadaqah on her behalf ??” The Prophet said, “Yes,” Sa`d said, “I make you a witness that I gave my garden called Al Makhraf in charity on her behalf.” (Bukhari)