Friday, 10 July 2015

POEM: Thirty Ways To Do Charity/Sadaqa

In the Name of Allah
The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

A good deed that extinguishes Allah's Wrath,
Replacing it with His Love and guided ways -
Is an act of charity/sadaqah done
To please none but sincerely for Allah's sake.

Thirty ways to do sadaqah you can share,
Though still there are more ways to do charity.
One: Giving food to Muslims who are fasting,
Feeding hungry Muslims and your family.

Two: Giving gifts to Muslims they'll like or need,
Or souvenirs when you return from travel.
Three: Offering free rides or transportation.
Four: Making peace - saving Muslims from quarrels.

Five: Defending Muslims whom others backbite.
Six: Helping one find a righteous Muslim spouse.
Seven: Assisting Muslims in what is right -
In easing a task or in cleaning their house.

Eight: Removing from the way things which may harm.
Nine: Keeping the environment neat and clean.
Ten: Enjoining what's right, forbidding what's wrong,
Reminding a Muslim without being mean.

Eleven: Cheerfully making Muslims smile.
Twelve: Exchanging handshakes with those whom you can.
Thirteen: Letting Muslims borrow some good books.
Fourteen: Tutoring - helping one understand.

Fifteen: Giving directions to those astray.
Sixteen: Giving right answers to those who ask.
Seventeen: Taking care of young nieces and
Nephews, feeding them or giving them a bath.

Eighteen: Gently patting heads of orphaned kids.
Nineteen: Mercy to the needy and widows.
Twenty: Donating, sharing what you can give -
From footwear to clothes, mats, blankets and pillows.

Twenty one: Spending on your relatives, and
Giving them free Hajj trips or a place to stay.
Twenty two: Sharing Islam and good knowledge.
Twenty three: Feeding animals - pets or stray.

Twenty four: Helping Muslims make the right choice.
Twenty five: Giving advice when asked for it.
Twenty six: In gatherings, keeping Muslims
Company or finding them a place to sit.

When on facebook - twenty seven: Sharing links
To good websites that can benefit others.
Twenty eight: 'Liking' a user's comment or
Post out of mercy, as to you they matter.

Twenty nine: Correcting a Muslim's mistake,
Not from pride, but because about them you care.
Heaven near Allah is where you wish to be -
Thus you help guide them, so they too will be there.

Thirty: If your money is not enough yet,
And you don't have much to give for Allah's sake,
You can always include all Muslims in your
Du'as - pray for the Ummah each night and day.

Let your tears, your du'as and good intentions
Be among the many reasons for God's love.
No need for men's praise as you do charity.
That Allah knows all that you do it's enough.

May Allah the Most Kind accept our good deeds,
May they be among the ways to His Mercy.
Ameen. True Muslims love doing Sadaqah,
And for Allah's sake find ways to do charity.

Mariam Mababaya

Include all Muslims worldwide in your good du'as :)
May Allah the Most Merciful accept all our good deeds, May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins, and May Allah the Almighty join us with His righteous friends in Firdaus/Heaven near Him and His beloved Messenger Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. Ameen.
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