Why does a dying person choose Sadaqa, if he asks to be left to live a little longer???
As it says in the Quran,
“My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous.” [Surat Al-Munāfiqūn, 63:10]
He doesn't say Umrah nor Prayers nor Fasting.!!
Scholars say that the dying person chooses Sadaqa due to the great effect it has (on his scale) after his death…therefore, we should increase in giving charity because a believer will be under the shade of his Sadaqa on the day of judgment
Messenger of Allah [pbuh] said:
❝The servant says: ‘My Wealth! My Wealth!’ While he only possesses from his wealth three things, that which he has eaten and so it is consumed, or that which he has worn [from garment] and it is worn out, and that which he has given [in sadaqah] and so he has stored it away [i.e. for his hereafter].❞
[Sahih Muslim, 2958 a]
Here's a beautiful opportunity for us to help donate our Zakat and Sadaqa(Charity) for a Divine Cause ?