Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Sadaqa/Charity does not reduce Wealth....
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said: “No man’s wealth can be reduced by charity….”
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) is promising us in this Hadith that a person who gives in charity will never have his wealth decrease because of it.
What prevents a person from spending in Sadaqah/Charity is the thought that his giving will reduce his wealth, will bring him nearer to poverty, and take away from him the reassurance of having plenty.
Such a thought is generated by Satan, who wishes to see us as hoarders of low and mean nature.
The reality is that whoever spends the gifts of Allah generously, gets his hands constantly refilled
with the gifts of Allah Most High. He is always showered by the favors and blessings of Allah Most High.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) has sworn in this Hadith that Sadaqah/Charity does not decrease wealth.
The saying of Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah upon him):
"Sadaqah/Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth; and the one who forgives others, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people)".
[Sahih Muslim – Book 032: Hadith 6264]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 12:03 PM