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    Sarah
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    1- Purification for the soul. Allah, The Most High, says:“Take sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it.”(at–Taubah: 103)

    2- Following the example of our leader, Muhammad ﷺ. Indeed, part of his noble manners was being open-handed and generous, and he would give as someone who did not fear poverty. He also used to say to Bilal:“Spend O Bilal, and fear not penury[ Penury: Poverty] from the Owner of the Throne.”[ Source: Al-Bazaar]

    3- Allah replaces for the giver whatever he spends, while He will raise the status of his soul. Allah, the Most High, said regarding this:“And whatever you spend of anything in Allah’s cause, he will replace it.”(Saba: 39)

    4- Purification of wealth from the misdeeds of selling: On the authority of Qais ibn Abu Gharazah (may Allah be pleased with him): “During the time of the Prophet ﷺ, we used to be called As-Samasirah [ As-Samasirah: Is used to mean traders].The Messenger of Allah ﷺ passed by us and called us by a better name than that and said:‘O you traders, indeed erroneous speech and swearing do accompany trade, so neutralize[ To neutralise, it is an order to mix; the Prophet ordered them to mix the sins with giving alms so that the alms would expiate for any accidental false speech etc. That may occur during selling.]it by giving alms.”[ Source: Abu Dawud]

    5- Being rewarded and having one’s sins expiated. The Prophet ﷺ said:“Whoever gives in charity the equivalent of a date from pure earnings– and Allah accepts only that which is pure- Allah will accept it from him with his right hand and nurture it for his owner as any of you would nurture a foal, until it becomes like a mountain.”[ Agreed Upon].

    6- A Muslim benefitting from his continuous alms after his death. On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet ﷺ said:“Whenever a man dies his deeds are cut from him, except these three: A continuous charity, beneficial knowledge that is being benefited from, and a pious child that continues to pray for him.”[ Source: Muslim]

    7- Charity is a reason for the increase and prosperity of wealth, for it is a manifestation of gratitude to Allah, the Giver. This is because a person who is grateful to Allah is promised an increase in blessings.Allah says:“And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely give you more (of My Blessings); but if you deny (My favors), indeed, My punishment is severe.”(Ibraheem:7)

    Secondly: Benefits accruing to the society

    1- Voluntary alms complement the function of Zakah in the society.

    2- Engendering solidarity, cooperation, stability and love in the Muslim society.