If you smile at others, Allah has promised He will give a reward to you because you are doing some good deeds and showing others a smile maybe can make their day happier. In fact, showing a smile is one form of charity. We are encouraged to smile to our family and friends. We are even encouraged to smile to people we do not know.
The Prophet Muhammad said:
“Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face.
“Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity every day?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many; enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms, all of these are charity prescribed for you.” He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.”
Written by: Dalila Syakireen
Photographed by: Dalila Syakireen