Abu Dhar al-Ghafari said:
“The Messenger of Allah (Sal Allahu alayhi wasallam) said: ‘SadaQah (Charity) is prescribed for every person every day the sun rises.’
I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, from what do we give sadaqah if we do not possess property?’
He said: ‘The doors of sadaqah are
- takbir (Allahu Akbar),
- Subhan Allah,
- enjoining good,
- forbidding evil,
- removing thorns, bones and stones from the paths of people,
- guiding the blind,
- listening to the deaf and dumb until you understand them,
- guiding a person to his object of need if you know where it is,
- hurrying with the strength of your legs to one in sorrow who is appealing for help,
- and supporting the weak with the strength of your arms.
These are all the doors of sadaqah.” [Ahmad]
SubHaanAllaah, how the Prophet (Sal Allaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) divided the acts of charity into unlimited categories. If one is unable to move around in the society and be an activist, then they have the option of still be generous with their time by moistening their tongues with the remembrance of Allaah (subHaanahu wa ta’aala) from within their home. You don’t have to own wealth to be charitable. Rich is the one who has a heart to share.
There are so many opportunities available. Take advantage of them!