Is It Sunna to Give Charity (Sadaqa) Every Morning?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is giving charity (sadaqa) each morning from the practice (Sunna) of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace)?

If so, can this be fulfilled by having a monthly amount directly deposited to an online charity count towards this Sunna?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

Yes, it is from the Prophetic guidance to give charity (sadaqa) each morning.

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Give charity in the morning, for indeed tribulations cannot outstrip it.” [Tabarani; Bayhaqi]

Technically, the charity would need to be given daily (not monthly) in order to act on this specific narration. If one is able to have their charity dispersed daily, this would be best.

In some areas, a very blessed initiative has been established by some of the local youth. In the blessed city of Tarim, Hadramawt, in Yemen, an initiative named Bakiru, after the Arabic words of the above narration, collects monthly deposits from people and disperses them daily for this exact reason.

However, despite this. One will achieve great rewards regardless. The narrations about the virtues of charity are so numerous one will not be missing out, if they are unable to disperse their charity daily.

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said about charity in general, “Charity closes seventy doors of misfortune.” [Tabarani]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.