Charity is considered one of the most lovable deeds to Allah (swt). Thus, He has emphasized its great importance and reward on many occasions in numerous verses (Ayahs) of the Holy Quran. In Suratul-Qasas for instance, Allah swt said “Twice will they be given their reward, for that they have persevered, that they avert Evil with Good, and that they spend (in charity) out of what We have given them.”
Lucky for us, charity has many forms in Islam; it could be money, food, clothes, a gentle word, or even a kind smile. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Your smile in the face of your brother is charity, commanding good and forbidding evil is charity, you giving directions to a man who has lost his way is charity. You seeing for a man with bad sight is a charity, your removal of a rock, a thorn or a bone from a path is charity. Your pouring from your bucket into the bucket of your brother is charity”. This is intended; to make charity attainable for every Muslim to partake in and enjoy its vast rewards and its positive and spiritual significance.
Charity or Sadaqah also spreads love and kindness between people, it reduces poverty in society, fosters a sense of unity and responsibility among people, not to mention that it brings peace and comfort to the hearts of both, the giver and receiver.
May we always be a cause for the joy of others, and may our kindness beautify the world and make it a better place for everyone around us <3