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Big Sadaqa and small sadaqa..

Q:

One lady called from Saudi Arabia, a Pakistani women and said her husband got COVID positive and seriously ill so she needs to do big sadaqa, on asking that what is big sadaqa? , she said it means she has to scarifies camel, because goat will be small sadaqa. So I have no knowledge of this please explain what is this big or small sadaqa. JazakAllah.

A:

Assalamu Alaykum 

thank you for your Query 

Sadaqa  is an Highly recomended act one can perform. one of the most oft repeated Ayah to show the importance of sadaqa is Sura al-Munafiqun:10 whihc says: 

“And spend [in the way of Allah ] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, “My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous.”

Charity is giving in the Name and way of Allah. it can be anything that you can give. doesn’t necessarily have to be a camel. it can be an amount (money)that will help a poor person fulfill his need. Allah loves the act of giving and caring for others. It is the intention and Quality of Sadaqa that matters, not the Quantity. 

kindly read further on Charity in the below link:

https://www.al-islam.org/beauty-charity-ahmed-ali-al-kuwaity

I hope that your Husband fully recovers and youre able to reunite with him. 

In my prayers, 
N.S.Jaffery