The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. [2:261]
Charity is the third Pillar of Islam. Sharing our wealth is so important that Allah subhana hu ta’aala has put it in the same bracket as Tawheed, Salah and Fast and Hajj.
But, parting away from our wealth, is tough at times. And then we ask the BIG question:
*Why should I spend from my wealth?*
And alhamdullilah, Allah subhana hu ta’aala answers it for us.
Allah swt likens the person who spends even 1 penny “feesabillilah—in the way of Allah” with a pure intention, as a seed sowed by a farmer which grows into 7 stalks and each stalk at the top has 100 clusters of grains.[2:261]
That means if today you spend 1 Re/$/dirham in the way of Allah swt.. Allah will reward a person with 700 Re/$/dirham worth of good deeds and this is when we spend ONLY 1 re/$/dirham..
According to a hadith by Ibn Majah- the mafum is as follows.. the Prophet s.a.w said, if a person sponsors his money for the deen of Allah but doesn’t actively participate, then his reward is 700 times for each dirham spent and if a person sponsors his money for the deen of Allah swt and also actively participates in the way of Allah swt then his reward is 700,000 times for each dirham spent.
Sadaqa is that tunnel through which, we put our wealth from one side and it reaches jannah and awaits us there.
One must spend, to attain Allah swt’s pleasure. Imagine a tunnel with two open ends. We put Sadaqa from one side and it goes away from our sight but it is still there waiting for us on the day of Akhirah to lead us to jannah inshallah.
The reward for spending is IMMENSE.
What we are we waiting for 🙂 let’s get going..!!
Before we embark on this journey, let’s prepare ourselves as the road is tough and obstacles such as Takkabur (arrogance) are too many on the way.
Before, we undertake this journey of spending in the way of Allah subhana hu ta’aala on the creations of Allah subhana hu ta’aala we must cleanse our heart and fill it will the love of Allah subhana hu ta’aala . We must tell ourselves that we are doing this only for the sake of our Khaliq and we want His pleasure as that’s all we seek.
We don’t want any worldly benefit .No worldly acclaim or recognition or any financial reward. The Only reward we seek is Our Rabb’s pleasure and mercy.
And as carefully as protect our beloved jewelry so that it doesn’t get spoilt, must we so protect our Sadaqa as it might be harmed and finally destroyed if we follow it with reminders , or hurtful comments.[2:665]
May every penny you spend in the way of Allah become a sadaqa e jaria for YOU and YOUR Family in the dunya and akhirah .