Charity is a Lifestyle
“For those who give in charity, men and women, and loan to G-d a handsome loan, it will be increased abundantly, and they will have a noble reward.” The Qur’an 57:18
Giving is a Qur’anic principal that when lived by, purifies your soul, aids the Servant of G-d, increase the giver in wealth and happiness.
Giving is not limited to simply our finances; it’s a lifestyle. When giving becomes a lifestyle communities can be raised, poverty can be vanquished, and the G-d will fulfill his promise of increasing our portion of what we gave in our life. The giver does not lose resources but gains them in future prosperity in this life and in the hereafter.
“Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
G-d desires for you to be the most blessed and most prosperous in the land, that we prosper in our homes, relationships and in health. Qur’an 47:7 “O you who believe, if you will aid G-d, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly”
And we do not give to simply receive. G-d is more concerned with the condition of your heart as you give, rather than the quantity. It is through our giving where the greatest blessings and provision can be seen.
Miracles happens in your life when one gives. G-d says in the Quran 2:245, “Who will loan to G-d a handsome loan which G-d will double to his credit and multiply many times? It is G-d Who gives you want or plenty.”
“64:16, “So be conscious of G-d as much as you can. Listen, follow, and give in charity for the benefit of your own soul. And those saved from the greed of their own selves, they are the ones who achieve prosperity.” The Qur’an 64:16