“Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” [Quran 3:92]
Al Mustafa Welfare is a Muslim Charity based in the UK. As a Muslim Charity, we are driven by Islamic values and seek to follow guidance from the Qur’an and sunnah.
The concept of charity is deep rooted in Islam. Giving charity is one of the 5 pillars of Islam – a core principle of faith, and something that all Muslims must abide by. Charity is mentioned in the Qur’an many times; spending in the way of Allah, supporting orphans, feeding the poor, relatives and travellers. Taking care of humanity is a central part of Islam, emphasising the importance of charity in Islam.
“The best charity is to satisfy a hungry person, said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He also said: "No wealth (of a servant of Allah) is decreased because of charity." [Al-Tirmidhi]
Giving your Muslim charity
At Al Mustafa Welfare, we offer a range of life-changing projects for you to consider donating towards. Your charitable donations can be used to provide clean water, care for orphans, distribute food, build mosques, promote health and provide education. You can find out more about our programmes here:
Charity in Islam takes many forms, Zakat, Sadaqah, Lillah, Fitrana, Qurbani, and Kaffarah to name some. The two most essential are Zakat (Obligatory charity) and Sadaqah (Voluntary charity).
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam and it is obligatory on all Muslims whose wealth is above the Nisab threshold. It is a payment of 2.5 % of ones total cumulative wealth for a year and it has to be distributed to one of the eight eligible group of people.
It is mentioned in the Quran that, fulfilling Zakat strengthens our faith and is a mean of self-purification, soul and wealth.
Sadaqah relates to any form of voluntary giving, which can be money, food, clothing, or even a smile. It can be any form of acts of kindness to other humans or animals too. Sadaqah expiates our sins and makes our faith stronger, every act of ours is counted as an act of worship when we give for the sake of Allah (SWT). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned that;
"The believer’s shade on the day of resurrection will be his charity” – Al-Tirmidhi