Surah Al Baqarah V.267-274

February 28, 2008 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

How to give charity

Student of Al Huda
In class we talked a lot about spending our wealth as mentioned in verse 274:
Those who spend their wealth [in Allāh’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. [Al Baqarah:274]
We talked about how we can do the above. Spending night and day does not mean you spend your life living next to the charity box. It means that you spend a lot, you spend by the day and also in the night. The next part says secretly and publicly. Now this is where a lot of us fail and end up throwing the reward for our deed into the charity box aswell. We don’t have the concept of secretly because as soon as you give charity you turn around to make sure people were looking and walk away with your head held high. This is definitely not publicly, so what is?
 Spending publicly means people do see you but not that you show off that you have given charity. Sometimes it will motivate others to do so but don’t feel arrogant you have done nothing more than give a bit in charity, remember your sins at this time would that charity wipe them all away? So don’t act proud. Also spend secretly, something most of us do not know about. This is so that your reward is not wasted because you don’t feel proud that you have done something so great! Don’t get me wrong giving in charity is good but you can do so much more than throw some pennies in a box so don’t feel like you did someone a favour.


Entry filed under: AlHuda.

Surah Al Baqarah V.261-266 Surah Al Baqarah V.275-281

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