Do not waste your charity by flaunting it

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Do not waste your charity by flaunting it
You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend. (Holy Quran3:92)

As per the Holy Quran, to speak a kind word and to forgive people's faults is better than charity followed by injury.

By Khwaja Mohammed Zubair

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Published: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 9:32 PM

Last updated: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:40 PM

Giving charity (Zakat) to those who deserve is part of a Muslim's character and it is also one of the five pillars of Islam. In fact, Zakat is viewed as "compulsory charity". 
Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah and do not follow up their spending by stressing their benevolence and causing injury, will find their reward secure with their Lord. They have no cause for fear and grief. 
As per the Holy Quran, to speak a kind word and to forgive people's faults is better than charity followed by injury. There are certain needy people who do not like to beg. You may be unaware of their circumstances and may suppose them to be wealthy because of their dignified bearing, but you will know them by their countenance...And whatever wealth you will spend on helping them, Allah will know of it. (Holy Quran 2:273)
Economic exploitation - And do not become like the woman who, after having painstakingly spun her yarn, caused it to disintegrate into pieces. You resort to oaths as instruments of mutual deceit so that one people might take greater advantage than another although Allah puts you to the test through this. Surely on the Day of Resurrection He will make clear the truth concerning the matters over which you differed. (16:92)
Food and the needy - Have you seen him who belies the rewards and punishments of the Hereafter? He it is who drives away the orphan and does not urge giving away the food of the poor. (Holy Quran 107:1 - 3)
Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (Holy Quran 17:26 - 27)
Greed - You are being called upon to expend in Allah's Way, yet some of you are being niggardly, whereas the one who is niggardly is, in fact, being niggardly only to himself. Allah is Self-Sufficient: it is you who are the needy. If you turn away, Allah will replace you by another people, and they will not be like you. (Holy Quran 47:38) 
Moderation in giving - Do not keep your hand fastened to your neck nor outspread it, altogether widespread, for you will be left sitting rebuked, destitute. (Holy Quran17:29)
Righteousness - You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend. (Holy Quran3:92)
Stinginess - Allah does not love the arrogant and the boastful, who are niggardly and bid others to be niggardly and conceal the bounty which Allah has bestowed upon them. (Holy Quran 4:37) 
Begging - And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him self-sufficient. (Bukhari).
(The writer is a former KT staffer)
 



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