The man who exerts himself on behalf of the widow and the poor one is like the one who struggles in the way of Allah, or the one who keeps awake in the night for prayers and fasts during the day.

♥ Every good deed is charity, and it is a good deed that you meet your brother or sister with a cheerful countenance and you pour water from your bucket into the vessel of your brother or sister.

♥ Doing justice between two people is charity; and assisting a man upon his beast and lifting his baggage is charity; and pure, comforting words are charity; and answering a questioner with mildness is charity; and removing that which is an inconvenience to wayfarers, such as thorns and stones, is charity.

♥ The best of alms is that which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of.

♥ Charity that is concealed appeases the wrath of God.

♥ The best alms giving is that which springs from the heart, and is uttered by the lips to soften the wounds of the injured.

♥ Every good act is charity; and verily, it is one of the number of good acts to meet your brother or sister with an open countenance, and to pour water from your own bag into his vessel.

♥ Your smiling in your brother’s or sister’s face is charity; and your exhorting mankind to virtuous deeds is charity and your prohibiting the forbidden is charity; and your showing men and women the way when they have lost their direction is charity for you; and your assisting the blind, is charity for you.

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