Thursday, 22 February 2024 | 01:56 AM
Being compassionate and considerate towards fellow human beings is central to Islam. Islam teaches us empathy, love, and compassion for others. When reading the Quran, one cannot help but be in awe of the times Allah almighty has taught us to care for other human beings, especially those in need.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "You will not believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself." He also said, "The believers are like one body in their mutual love and affection: if one limb is injured, the rest responds with sleeplessness and fever."
The Quran also says: "Those who spend their wealth in Allah's cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains." – Quran 2:261
Charity is indeed an essential part of our faith. Therefore, we're likely to give it away frequently. Moreover, we also express our love and affection for our loved ones by giving them gifts. So, recite the dua below if you're wondering which dua to say when you're returning a supplication after having bestowed a gift or charity upon someone. [Hisnul 204] [Ibn As-Sunni (Hadith no. 278)
Morning & Evening
Laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa 'alaa kulli shay'in Qadeer.
None has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise and He is Able to do all things. (100 times in in the morning.)(Whoever recites this hundred times in the morning, Allah swt will reward him of freeing ten slaves, Allah will write one hundred Hasanat and and forgive him one hundred misdeeds and be protected from Satan until evening.)
After you bestow charity upon someone or even a gift to your loved one, they're likely to supplicate for you in the form of a prayer such as "May Allah bless you" or any other supplication for your well-being. The recommended way to return this supplication is to say وَفيكَ بارَكَ الله, which translates to "May Allah bless you all," to return the supplication to them.
Supplication has several benefits and has been regarded as a form of worship by the Prophet (ﷺ). Supplication has several other benefits:
Muslims generally thank someone by saying "Jazak Allahu khayran" which translates to "May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) reward you for the good."
If you're giving away charity in Allah's way, it is recommended to recite "Allaahumma taqabbal minni innaka anta al-samee' al-'aleem" which translates to "(O Allaah, accept from me, for You are the All-Hearing, All-Knowing)"