‘Purchase’ your hasanaat while you still can!

Posted: July 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Assalamu’alaykum,

Have you heard the news? Our brothers and sisters in Africa is suffering from drought and they are right now in dire need of food, clean water, clothes, shelter and medicine. Ramadhan is drawing near and things are going to be really tough on them if this state of the condition persist. This is our golden opportunity to contribute and help our brothers and sisters there.

The money that we earn or get is an amanaah from Allah. Islam never asked us to donate all of our wealth. Give as much as we think we can give sincerely. If you look at the Ummah Welfare Trust website, with only £1 you will be able to feed one individual three meals a day for five days or a whole family for one day! SubhanAllah. Do you think that is too much to give?

So lets do this brothers and sisters. There are a lot of virtues mentioned in the Qur’an and hadith about giving charity such as:

“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allaah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allaah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower. Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allaah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” [al-Baqarah 2:261-262]

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives charity equal to a date from good (halal) earnings – for Allaah does not accept anything but that which is good – Allaah will take it in His right hand and tend it for the one who gave it as any one of you tends his foal, until it becomes like a mountain.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1344; Muslim, 1014]

Believe me, Allah will never make us poorer when we give in charity. In fact He will put barakah in the money that we earn and will increase our wealth in this life and most importantly, He will increase our good deeds which will become VERY ‘handy’ for us in the Day of Judgement later. We have nothing to lose but everything to gain! Let’s take this opportunity to purify our wealth and purify our hearts from stinginess. May Allah makes our intention to do good for Him and Him only and may He accepts our deeds, ameen.

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