Al Hadeed V.1-29
How to Increase Your Wealth
And why do you not spend in the cause of Allāh while to Allāh belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth? Not equal among you are those who spent before the conquest [of Makkah] and fought [and those who did so after it]. Those are greater in degree than they who spent afterwards and fought. But to all Allāh has promised the best [reward]. And Allāh, with what you do, is Acquainted. [Al Hadeed:10]
I am amazed everyday when I go into class and something comes up in the lesson that is related to me. The day before we did this lesson I had the chance to give in charity but all I had on me was $20. This was my allowance for the next two weeks so I was very hesitant in giving it up. It was the usual “but I need this money or else what will I do?” feeling. I thought it over and realized that if I gave up this opportunity I would regret it and Allah (swt) will provide for me. After having given in charity within the next hour somebody came to me with an envelope of $100 saying that a dear friend had requested I keep this money as a gift from them. I was amazed, we are so scared of losing our wealth but by giving we do nothing but increase it.