Originally Posted by Life_Is_Short
Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, mashallah sister that is good. Always use hikmah (wisdom) in whatever you do in life. Spend whatever you can in the path of Allah and also leave some for your own needs as well as for your family.
Those who say there is sufficient money going to those who need it are wrong because it is never sufficient enough. Surely shaythan tries to steer us away from giving in charity by telling us that the money will go to corrupt people or the money is enough and we don't need to do anymore. We must disregard shaythan and give what we can in the path of Allah because there will always be people who are in need of our support.
How we will regret the money we never spent on the poor on the day of judgement. When the reward will be sitting there like mountains and we will look at it thinking "If only i pushed myself to give that money to the poor then i could have gained these rewards oh how desperate i am for even one good deed right now".
Therefore we must NEVER hesitate to give because we will regret ever hesitating on the day of reckoning when we will see the reward of giving in the path of Allah. Disregard your enemy shaythan for he wants to put you off giving any money towards the path of Allah.
Allah says in the Qur'an:
"Lo! Those who give alms, both men and women, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward." (Al-Hadid: 18)
Some of the rewards promised by Allah are related to this world and the others are related to the Hereafter. Some of the worldly and heavenly rewards are the following:
- The amount of charity given as a loan is doubled and multiplied.
- Forgiveness of sins will be granted by Allah.
- Rich and liberal reward will be given by Allah.
- Entrance to Paradise will be granted by Allah.
- In Paradise, there are rivers running beneath, for those who give the loans.
- Allah is Thankful to the person giving the loan.
According to the Qur'an, this is the ultimate success that one may hope to achieve in this world and in the Hereafter.
Allah is not in need of your help, your support and your financial aid. Allah does not need these loans for Himself but for His creations in the world.
We should ask of Allah in dua:
'O Allah! Grant us the love to give. O Allah we are misers: So help us to be generous. O Allah, You are to be called upon, and we are calling upon You. O Allah listen to and answer our call.' "
And Allah knows best in all matters