Abu Huraira (RadhiAllahu ‘anhu) reported: Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying:
When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the deceased).
[Sahih Muslim – Book 13 – Hadith 4005]
* No donation is too small in the sight of Allah
In Arabic, Waqf means to stop or contain. In Islamic terms, it is a religious endowment. This voluntary action is an ongoing dedication of one’s wealth to benefit a community. An example of this would be to build a hospital or a school.
A person can’t own a waqf donation and it isn’t something that can be sold. The benefits of a this donation continues through generations.
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. It requires Muslims to give 2.5% of their qualifying wealth each year to help Muslims who need it across a range of categories. Zakat is both a spiritual duty and a vital part of the Islamic social welfare system.
Zakat is more than just a payment or a random act of charity. It’s a unique form of religious social welfare which benefits the whole community