The good news of God for those who spend their wealth in charity
TEHRAN (IQNA) – God has promised in Surah Baqarah to give double reward to those who take the hands of the needy.
According to Quranic verses, the wealth of the world is among the blessings of God and there are many instructions on how to obtain wealth and how to spend it.
For example, verse 31 of Surah Al-A’raf reads: “Children of Adam, take your adornment to every place of prayer. Eat and drink, and waste not. He doesn’t like waste.
The verse advises people to hold prayers and utilize God’s blessings while refraining from wastage.
According to Tafsir Noor – a Persian exegesis on the Holy Quran written by the eminent Quran teacher Hojat-ol-Islam Mohsen Qara’ati – the Quran describes the world as a temporary place and it should not be viewed as a permanent station. Meanwhile, the Quran does not prevent people from using and enjoying the blessings bestowed.
What God has forbidden is to cling to this world and forget Akhira.
Of course, this does not mean staying away from the blessings given by God. Verse 24 of Surah At-Tawbah reads: “Say: ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your tribes, the goods you have acquired, the goods you fear will not be sold , and the houses you love are dearer to you than Allah, His Messenger and those who strive for His way, so wait until Allah brings His command to you. Allah does not guide evildoers.”
The verse means that this world is good as long as it does not make you forget God and his satisfaction.
There are other verses that point to ways to donate one’s wealth, as any attachment to that wealth can prepare the ground for sins.
Verse 103 of Surah At-Tawbah is addressed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), saying: “Take charity from their wealth, that they may be cleansed and purified, and pray for them; for your prayer is to them a comforting mercy. Allah is Hearing and Knowing. »
Therefore, an individual who falls in love with wealth and refrains from paying Zakat and Khums will gradually become oriented towards sins.
Meanwhile, the Quran has good news for those who are generous: “But those who give their wealth with a desire to please Allah and reassure themselves are like a garden on the hillside, if a heavy rain hits it, it yields double its value”. normal crop, and if heavy rain does not hit it, then light rain. Allah is the seer of what you do. (Surah Baqarah, verse 265)
According to the verse, those who spend their wealth in the way of God are promised to see the result of their good deed in the hereafter. He notes that kind people who help others for God’s sake will receive a double reward.
This article is taken from a Quran interpretation session by Hojat-ol-Islam Mohsen Qara’ati.