The purpose of the creation of man, according to Islam, is that he should worship Allah. Worship means total obedience to the commands of Allah. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, brought the message of God and explained all the commandments concerning the religion of Islam.
Financial sacrifice ( sadqa) is another way to gain ALLAH’S blessings and mercy. And financial sacrifice also protects us from many harms and should be given daily or at least monthly according to the teachings of the Holy Prophet (saw) and Holy Quran.
- It is the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and the Holy Quran
- Quran 2:246
- Quran 57:19
- Save yourself from the Fire, even if it is by offering a fragment of a date (as Sadaqah), and for the one who does not even have that much, by saying a kind word. (Bukhari-Kitab-ul-Adab).
- The upper hand is better than the lower hand (Muslimi-Kitabuz Zakat).
- It will instill a sense of sacrifice within you at a young age.
- You will learn to appreciate the ones who are less fortunate than you who may not have anything at all. It will give you the sense to help them whenever possible.
- When you grow up and Allah provides you rizq (resources) then you will have the sense of sacrifice to give correct chanda. You will not become a miser.
- It will remove all forms of arrogance in your character.
- Donate to Waqf-e-Jadeed scheme in Jamaat
- Aspire to become a nana mujahid whose names are sent to Hazur (aba) for special prayers every year.
- Nana mujahid are those tifl who have donated $50 or more.
- Donate to Humanity First charity of Jamaat
- There are many events that occur throughout the year like Walk for Humanity that you can potentially donate to every year. This year it is Nasir Hospital in Guatemala.
- Helping any needy person with sadaqa (charity).
- Teachings of the Promised Messiah (as):
- The Promised Messiahas said: “What a blessed time this is! No one is asked to lay down his life. This is not the time for offering the ultimate sacrifice; rather it is the time to spend out of one’s possessions, according to one’s means.” 1 In 1879, when the Promised Messiahas wanted to publish Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, he did not have enough money to have it published all at once. Expressing the anxiety he had felt about this lack of funds, he wrote: “When I wrote Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya, which was my first book, I did not have enough money to publish it. I was an unknown and obscure person at the time and I didn’t know many people. So I prayed to God Almighty and I was blessed with the following Revelation: ‘Shake 1 Al-Hakam Qadian, July 10, 1903. An Introduction to Financial Sacrifice viii the palm tree, sweet and fresh dates shall fall for thee.’ ” 2 When, after receiving this Revelation, the Promised Messiahas appealed for assistance, God Almighty made such provisions that the book was published and with it the foundation for the victory of Islam was laid. As for the fortunate ones who sacrificed their belongings for the sake of Allah, the Promised Messiahas has mentioned them by name and expressed his appreciation in these words: “I am so overwhelmed by their support that I simply have no words to express my gratitude.”
- Financial Sacrifice in Ijtema UK
- It is the teachings of the Holy Prophet (saw) and the Holy Quran
- Quran 64: 17- 18
- Quran 2:275
- Abu Huraira reported Allah’s messenger as stating that Allah the Almighty says: “Spend with an open heart, Allah will spend upon thee (Sahih Muslim Kitabul Zakat).
- Each morning, two angles descend, one of them saying: ‘Allah, bestow a (good) return upon the spender’; and the other saying: ‘Allah, Destroy the property of the miser’(Sahih Bukhari Kitabul Zakat).
- Whoever spends anything in the cause of Allah, is rewarded seven hundred times more (Tirmidhi Babu Fadlul Nafqatu Fi Sabilillah).
- It will instill the sense of sacrifice in your Atfal/Tifl at a very young age.
- Your Atfal/Tifl will know the true meaning behind chanda in Jamaat and that Allah is the real provider and that physical money does not mean anything.
- It will teach them obedience of Jamaat and Khilafat.
- Make kids pay Chanda from their own pocket money
- Teach the kids to pay their Chanda monthly. So, help them make it a habit.
- Teach kids how to budget their finances and avoid lavish and unnecessary or impulse buying.