What Is The Purpose Of Charity?


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Evelyn Vaz Profile
Evelyn Vaz answered
As the saying goes, 'charity begins at home'. Charity is believed to be a form of blessing you receive when you help the needy. This kind of deed also gives you an inner satisfaction. If you have the ability then why not help someone in need. There are many needy people in this world struggling for the basic necessities of life. If you provide this kind of help, just think of the wonderful life you are living. Not every one has what you have!!!

Charity may not necessarily be in the form of money but it could also be in kind. You could provide with food, cloths, or anything.

Your little charity could get a smile to some one. For you it may be a very small amount but for someone who is receiving it, it may feel like Christmas…
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Charity is important to a community because for the poor say, they get some money to buy food and clothes.  THe world is not free, you know.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The purpose is to help people in need and cure thier illnesses.. Which means we have a resposibility to help them. If it was you, you would want people to help.
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Anonymous answered
Charity provides a systematic, commonly accepted way for people who have the funds and the interest to support programs that might not otherwise be profitable. So, charity supports not only soup kitchens but it can also support educational programs, the exchange of ideas, cultural events, and much more.

Without charity, or something similar, we would only have organizations that produced something that the end user/consumer is directly interested in paying for. Or, we'd have to pay more taxes and then get government "charity" to fund non-profit endeavors.
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Anonymous answered

Charitable organizations have no means of income other than what it
receives from donations, be it either cash or items it can sell.

Rana Ali Profile
Rana Ali , The Purpose of charity , answered
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.
Lawrence Edward Profile
Lawrence Edward answered

State what outcomes your charity is set up to achieve, such as “the relief of poverty”. ... Each of your charity's purposes must fall within one or more of 13 descriptions of purposes listed in the Charities Act. These are broad headings under which all charitable purposes must fall.

Michelle Phy Profile
Michelle Phy answered
To help find cures to diseases or help the poor or needy in their time of distress. We all have a few of those in our lifetime & I think it does the heart good to give without expectations of getting back & knowing we are doing our share to help.

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