Table of Contents (My Personal Observations)
Table of Contents (My Personal Observations)
- First Conclusive Observation
- Types of People
- Priorities and Purpose of life
- Wake up , Observe and Think
- Water equals Life
- What if the Sky fell?
- Ponder over Astronomy
- My take on life
- Gratitude and Appreciation
- Potential towards Good
- Powerful Reminder
- My Duty , A Great Duty
- Advice to those who believe (Part 1)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 2)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 3)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 4, Parenting)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 5, Basic Concepts)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 6, Wrong Ways)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 7, Money)
- Advice to those who believe (Part 8, Education)
- A Strange Question
- Balancing World and Hereafter
- My Sincere advice to you , O Human
- My Journey: In Search for Truth
- My Personal Collection
If your main goal of life is to earn Money , and a lot of it. Then what you can do is at least change the intention to positive one like “You will earn a lot of money (through halal means) , but you will spend a lot of money too for the sake of Allah not just obligatory Zakat but also charity and helping the Muslim organizations who are spreading the true message of Islam and those organizations who are feeding poor and orphans and those who are helping Muslims in need all over the world.”
(Your good deeds are between you and the One who Created you , so don’t fall in the trap of boasting or showing off but do advice others of good and right ways as maybe Allah guide someone through your advice and you become a means of that).
Country where i was born, we used to get some form of money (Eidi) on Eid by parents,elders/relatives and overall the world majority of parents give pocket money to their children. So why not spend it for a great cause only for the sake and mercy of Allah ? and the amount (out of what you get) you spend depends solely on you and how much you care about this, and Allah looks at intention so make it pure and clear. (This is just an example , i wrote this chapter in Ramadan and Eid was near so that’s why i wrote this example in that context , while this chapter is about the money which you have and a sincere advice to give charity for the mercy and sake of Allah regardless of your age).
Now i will try to give you some examples of different organizations but you have to search on your own about the authenticity of them and whether you like to give them your donation or not but at least do check them and tell us in comments if you find wrong in them so that we could correct ourselves , also do share some other organizations and suggestions you have.
(These examples are for online donation , but the purpose of this chapter is not to give online or offline and to which organization or not but the sole purpose is to think about giving charity for the sake and mercy of Allah alone and knowing its importance and need in current times).
Share the wisdom and always advice good to each other.
You can either give them like once, or make it monthly or yearly donation as well , so you have to only set your card once and i think it’s the best way as you don’t have to worry about going through the whole process of donation again. So you can set up your account for donation once and then automatically amount is withdrawn from it.
(At least a 1$ per month is not that much, and you only have to care about depositing amount in your card which you already do if you use a card). You can contact any near bank , and get a card for yourself , it’s same as through which you can do online shopping.
“Those who spend their wealth [in Allah ‘s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.”
[Qur’an: Chapter #2 (Al-Baqarah: The Cow ) Verse#274]
“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”
[Qur’an: Chapter #2 (Al-Baqarah: The Cow ) Verse#261]
“And spend [in the way of Allah ] from what We have provided you before death approaches one of you and he says, “My Lord, if only You would delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous.”
[Qur’an: Chapter #63 (Al-Munafiqun: The Hypocrites ) Verse#10]
“O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you before there comes a Day in which there is no exchange and no friendship and no intercession. And the disbelievers – they are the wrongdoers.”
[Qur’an: Chapter #2 (Al-Baqarah: The Cow ) Verse#254]
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying:
“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect, and the one who shows humility Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).”
(Sahih Muslim 2588 , Book 45, Hadith 90)
(As we know there are many Islamic YouTube channels that spread the message of Islam , and also there are many who spread fabricated and wrong information. So look for those channels that are spreading the truth and also if you find it useful what they are spreading then firstly share it with as many people as possible on social media and live as well, so once you find those channels , some of them do need your help in terms of money as they hire different graphic designers, and speakers and use software that require money, so you can help them for the sake of Allah alone. But do research about the authenticity and material which they share before helping).
Example #1 , “Islamic Guidance” – https://www.youtube.com/user/SoldierOfAllah2
(Contains amazing series , “Stories from Qur’an” , “Prophet Series” , “Companions Series”, “Hereafter Series” etc).
Patreon Link:- https://www.patreon.com/IslamicGuidance
GoFundme Link:- https://www.gofundme.com/islamic-guidance
Example #2, “TheMercifulServant” –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGAqdQBKTVON_FUCIYCh3Q
(Contains thought provoking and eye opening videos , i gained so much wisdom and knowledge from this channel. In my first chapter the video i shared “Why am I here?” It’s from this channel.)
Patreon Link:- https://www.patreon.com/mercifulservant
GoFundme Link:- https://www.gofundme.com/fund-mercifulservant-videos
Example #1, “QuranProject”- http://quranproject.org/donations.php
(The Qur’an Project (QP) is a non-profit Da’wah organisation that provides FREE English only translations (including detailed appendices) of the Qur’an to non-Muslims worldwide. Alhamdulillah over 90,000 copies have been distributed worldwide since the organisation’s inception in 2010.)
JustGiving Link:- https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/quran-project
Example #2, “MuslimCentral”
(Compilation of Audio Lectures from different scholars)Link:- http://www.muslimcentral.com/donate/
Example #3 , “IslamicAid”Link:– https://www.islamicaid.com/
Example #4 , “John Fountain’s Organization is feeding Muslims in Sierra Leone”
Link to the video and page:-https://www.facebook.com/MrJohnFontain/videos/698817626976691
(I got the idea of writing this chapter after watching the above video on Facebook)
Example #5 , “Iera”
(Dawah across all continents)
Example #6, “IslamCan”
(Contains thought provoking articles about Islam, and it’s one the very first websites from which i started learning about Islam and i really loved the “Islamic Stories” section of this website).
In the end i want to say that If there is problem in any of the organizations i listed above or any more organizations that you would like to share about please do write in comment.
May Allah guide us all towards right path and help us in spending our money in His way and grant us wisdom and knowledge that would bring us closer to Him alone. Ameen