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Spend to get More


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:04


Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) addressed Asmaa (radiyallahu anha) and said, “Continue spending (in the path of Allah Ta’ala) and do not count and hoard, or else Allah Ta’ala will count and give you.” (Saheeh Bukhari #2591)

In counting and accumulating our wealth, it becomes an everyday concern of how much do I have and how much do I still need? This results in depriving the needy while at times one’s own needs are neglected. This is not the manner of the people of Imaan.  At the time of giving as well, do not “count” and give. This simply means that do not have a strict rule that, for instance, you will only spend R50 a month in the path of Allah Ta’ala. Once this is exhausted, not a cent more will be spent. Or for example, a beggar asked to be given something. You put your hand into your wallet and out came a R1. You immediately put it back and start searching for a 50 cents coin since that is your “budget” for the beggar. Avoid this and give the R1. Allah Ta’ala will bless you with much more. By hoarding, the blessings are removed. The “buying power” of such wealth diminishes. Therefore, according to your capacity, give as much as you can. Allah Ta’ala will continue to shower you with much more.


The Best Wealth


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:14

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The best wealth is a tongue which remains in the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps her husband in his Imaan.” (Tirmizi #3094) Nowadays we have understood only material possessions to be wealth, whereas in the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) the best wealth is a tongue that remembers Allah Ta’ala and is moist in zikr.

Secondly, a thankful heart appreciating the favours of Allah Ta’ala. Our life should not evolve around acquiring the wealth of this world nor should our hearts be simply filled with the desire for more of the world. Instead, while making a moderate effort for halaal sustenance, one’s heart should be filled with contentment.

Thirdly, a wife is a man’s best wealth if she helps him in matters of deen and encourages him to serve Allah Ta’ala. His wife should not become an obstacle in his journey towards Allah Ta’ala by not allowing him to keep a beard, taking him out visiting at the time of salaah, forcing him to work harder at the expense of his deen so that she has more money to squander and enjoy. The need of the time is that the society be filled with believing men and women who assist each other in their journey towards Allah Ta’ala.


Two Special Verses


Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:02

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Indeed Allah Ta`ala has concluded Surah Baqarah with two verses. I have been given these two from his treasure which is beneath the throne. Therefore learn them and teach them to your women for verily it is a (means) of mercy and nearness (to Allah Ta`ala) and a Du`aa (supplication)” [ Daarimi #3390 ].

This Hadith outlines the virtue of the last two verses of Surah Baqarah. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has instructed that our women should be taught these verses so that they too can enjoy its special blessings. By reciting these verses we will be showered with mercy, we will gain closeness to Allah Ta`ala and it is a beautiful Du`aa.


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