Question: What is the importance of giving Sadaqah?
When performed to gain the pleasure of Allah SWT, all good deeds whether material, physical or spiritual are referred to as Sadaqah. Shaitan does not want us to give Sadaqah, but we should give it at any cost. A Qur’anic verse says (to the nearest words):
Shaitan frightens you with poverty, commands you to be niggardly and to do foul deeds; he does not want you to give Sadaqah. But Allah promises forgiveness and abundant blessings from His grace. Allah is bounteous and knows everything thoroughly. [Al-Baqarah 268]
Giving Sadaqah is a means to remove difficulty and afflictions that come your way.
“Charity (Sadaqah) extinguishes sin, just as water extinguishes fire.”
– Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Tirmidhi 614
Your Sadaqah or Lillah can help us to meet the needs of the poor and vulnerable.