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It is narrated that Abu Huraira said: “The good deeds that will reach a believer after his death are:
knowledge which he learned and then spread; a righteous son whom he leaves behind; a copy of the
Qur’an that he leaves as a legacy; a mosque that he built; a house that he built for wayfarers; a canal
that he dug; or charity that he gave during his lifetime when he was in good health. These deeds will
reach him after his death.”
This is what is narrated in the words of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wasallam: “Whoever builds a
mosque for the sake of Allah, even if it is like the nest of a sand grouse, Allah will build for him a
house in Paradise.”
The hadith gives an example of building the smallest thing possible.
Charity from your husband’s wealth
The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam said: “No woman spends anything from her
husband’s household, without causing any harm, but she will have the reward for that, and he will
have a similar reward because he earned it, and she will have a reward because she spent it, and the
storekeeper will have a similar reward, without it detracting from the reward of any of them in the
It was narrated from Asma’ radiallahu anha that she came to the Prophet Sallallahu alaihe
wasallam and said: O Messenger of Allah, I have nothing but that which al-Zubayr gives me. Is there
any sin on me if I give charity from that which is given to me? He said: Give charity.”
Use kind words if you don’t have money to help others
Allah says, “And if you (O Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) turn away from them (kindred,
poor, wayfarer, whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time
they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak
unto them a soft, kind word (i.e. Allah will give me and I shall give you)”
al-Baqarah 2:254
Ibn Majah (242)
Ahmad, 2157; classed as sahih by al-Albaani in Sahih al-Jaami’.
Sahih Bukhari
al-Isra’ 17:28