7 Acts of Kindness in 5 Minutes or Less

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7 Acts of Kindness in 5 Minutes or Less

Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ sent the beloved Rasool صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ   full of mercy and kindness for all the worlds. As He عَزَّ وَجَلَّ says in Quran:

 

وَ مَاۤ اَرْسَلْنٰكَ اِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعٰلَمِیْنَ

“And We did not send you (O beloved Prophet) but as a mercy for all the worlds.”

 (Al ambiaa, 107)

 

Prophet Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said,

“Every act of kindness is a Sadaqah (charity)”

(Bukhari, Muslim).

 

7 simple acts of Kindness

Give more time to debtor

 “If anyone would like Allah to save him from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection , he should give more time to his debtor who is short of money, or remit his debt altogether” (Muslim).

If someone owes you money, extend the time they have to pay you back,  or forgive the debt altogether.

 

Teach a child one short verse of the Quran.

“The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others” (Bukhari).  

 

Plant a tree

Every tree a Muslim plants is rewarded as charity

According to Hadrat Anas b.Malik(Radiyallahu anhu): 

“The Messenger of Allah صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said: ‘It is a charitable donation when a Muslim plants a tree or grows crops and the birds, humans or cattle eat from it.’

(Al-Bukhari in al-Sahih,2:817 Hadith #2195; Muslim in al-Sahih,3:1189 Hadith #1553)

 

Give up your seat for someone, especially an elderly person.

“He is not of us who does not have mercy on young children, nor honors the elderly” (Tirmidhi).

 

Smile

 Give charity by sharing some of your happiness, just a simple, bright smile

“The Messenger of Allah said صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ : “Your smile for your brother is sadaqah”

(Fiqh-us-sunah, Volumne 3, Page 98)

 

Say Salam

Say Salam to someone you’ve seen around but don’t really know.

“You should provide food, and greet both those you know, and those you do not”

(Bukhari, Muslim).

 

Give water to the needy

Just offering a drink to someone, is written as charity for the one who does it.

Sad bin Ubadah said:”I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what charity is best?’ He said: ‘Giving water to drink.’”

(Sunan Ibn Majah 3684)

 

The Messenger (ﷺ) told us that a woman entered Hell because of a cat that she detained and did not feed it or let it eat from the vermin of the earth, i.e., insects. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2365) and Muslim (904). 

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