The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) said: “Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he gives to the poor, to orphans and to the needy travelers.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 544
My mom started a new habit with my brothers the past week. Each day she gives them a penny and tells them to put it in the charity box at their school. SubhanaAllah, now they cannot even leave the car without the penny in their hand. This got me thinking. Sadly, charity is usually the last thing we think about. It is always i need to read my Quran, memorize a hadith, pray my nawaful and so on.
Some things to think of;
First off, charity is an ibaadah, so it should be taken seriously. It can vary from planting a tree, to smiling in your brothers face.
Also, it puts great amount of barakah in your wealth. Nowadays are so good with earning the money, but so cheap in giving it away. It is a means of a purification of our wealth.
And remember; Who is he that will lend to Allâh a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allâh that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return [Surat alBaqarah :245]
So start a new habit, create a box with an inspirational quote on it, and everyday you leave the house, drop a penny in.
Please share what you know about charity 🙂