Sedekah in English




Sedikit belajar tentang islam sambil belajar bahasa Inggris. Charity (amal) bisa diartikan juga sebagai sedekah/sodaqoh. Apa ada istilah lain dalam bahasa Inggris? Bisa juga alms. Ada pula yang menyebut sedekah dengan kata giving. Kalau charitable giving diartikan sebagai zakat.


An individual may also give as much as he or she pleases as sadaqa-h,  and does so preferably in secret. Although this word can be translated as "voluntary charity" it has a wider meaning. 


The Prophet said, "Even meeting your brother with a cheerful face is an act of charity." 

The Prophet also said: "Charity is a necessity for every Muslim." 

He was asked: "What if a person has nothing?" 

The Prophet  replied: "He should work with his own hands for his benefit and then give something out of such earnings in charity." 

The Companions of the Prophet asked: "What if he is not able to work?" 

The Prophet said: "He should help the poor and needy." 

The Companions further asked: "What if he cannot do even that?" 

The Prophet said: "He should urge others to do good.

The Companions said: "What if he lacks that also?" 

The Prophet said: "He should check himself from doing evil. That is also an act of charity." 


Dari potongan hadis Nabi di atas, dikatakan bahwa sedekah tidak harus dengan harta/uang. Sedekah mempunyai arti yang luas. Apa saja yang termasuk sedekah?

  1. Berwajah ceria ketika bertemu saudara termasuk sedekah.
  2. Jika tidak mempunyai apa-apa (harta), seseorang bisa bekerja dengan tangannya sendiri dan sebagian hasilnya disedekahkan.
  3. Jika tidak bisa bekerja (poin 2), dia bisa membantu orang miskin dan membutuhkan.
  4. Jika tidak bisa melakukan poin 3, dia bisa mendorong orang lain untuk melakukan kebaikan.
  5. Jika tidak bisa melakukan poin 4, dia menjaga dirinya dari berbuat jahat juga merupakan sedekah.
Bagaimana sobat? Tambah kosakata ya. Semoga bermanfaat. :)


Sumber: http://www.islam101.com/dawah/pillars.html

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