Monday, August 8, 2011


As Salam Alaykum.

Holy Quran - "The Qur'an comprehends the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for every Muslim, and it is the "constitution" of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. "

Quran about Zakat ( charity ) -

1."The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah's way is as the likeness of a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah gives increase manifold to whom He will. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower." [Soorah al-Baqarah, 261]

2. "By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you spend (in Allah's cause) of that which you love; and whatever of good you spend, Allah knows it well." [Soorah Aal 'Imran, 92]

3. "No day dawns upon [Allah's] servants without two angels descending [to Earth]. One of them says, 'O Allah, give recompense (khalaf) to those who give [charity]!'; the other says, 'O Allah give loss (talaf) to those who withhold [charity]!'" [Agreed upon]

4. "There are only two kinds of people whom one may envy: a man to whom Allah granted wealth and the power to use it all rightly [i.e. charitably]; and a man to whom Allah granted wisdom and who used it in judgment and taught it to others." [Agreed upon]

5."O ye who believe! Spend out of (the bounties) we have provided for you, before the day comes when no bargaining (will avail), nor friendship, nor intercession. Those who reject faith - they are the wrong doers." [Soorah al-Baqarah, 254]

The Importance of Zakat -

It relates to one of the pillars of Islam. Allah describes the taking of zakat in the following manner.

"Take alms from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it." [Soorah at-Tauba 103]

[Zakat] is one of the foundations of Islam. If the foundation is weak, then this weak foundation will have ramifications for other aspects of our lives.

Today, how many Muslims in the world honestly, sincerely and properly pay zakat to purify their wealth and to help their Muslim brethren. Since we are missing lacking or very weak in that foundation, is it any surprise that:

So many Muslims are starving and in need today.
So much Muslim wealth is wasted on luxury.
So much Muslim wealth is spent on forbidden items.
So little Muslim wealth is spent on jihad and sacrificing for the sake of Allah.

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was ordered to fight the people until they made the shahada, established prayer and paid zakat. Abu Bakr continued that teaching after him. What does that mean for us today? Does that mean that if they were alive today, we would be from those who wouled be fighting alonside them or would we be from those whom they would be fighting?

Let us make sure that we pay the zakat and fulfill all of the other pillars of Islam correctly and sincerely for Allah's sake, so that our Islam as a whole will be strong and Allah will be pleased with us.

You are rewarded for your kindness - A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well, he descended into it, drank his fill, and came up. Then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man said, ;This dog is feeling the same thirst that I felt.;

So he went down into the well again, filled his shoe with water, and gave the dog a drink. So, God thanked him and forgave his sins.} The Prophet was asked, ;Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals?; He said: {There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.

A heart to give and hands to help - I have collected the above information to stress the importance given for charity in Holy quran as in all the other religions too.Please dont worry your self if you dont have the opportunity or resources to Give.The most important factor is to develop your heart and body for Giving and that itself gains blessings of Allah.


   Your brother in Islam
~*Syed Ibrahim (Talha)~*


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