Charity in the Name of Allah SWT: It’s amazing what life can give us when we do something for the sake of Allah SWT. Our intentions play a main role in everything we do, that is why we need to do something just for the sake of Allah. Why do you do good deeds in Dunya? Is it because you want to enter Jannah or is it for the love of Allah? Fix our intentions, we wanted to do good deeds in order to please Allah, and when Allah is pleased by our deeds, we will be able to get rewards from him. Clear up your heart and remember that, if Allah allows something to happen, it will happened eventually. Kun faya kun.
The same when we are doing a charity. It is best to do it without anyone knowing it. Our hadith of the day is narrated by Ahmad, Rasulullah (peace be upon Him) said : “When a man decides to give something charity, a group of seventy devils clings to him and tries to put him off it”. That shows how determined devils are in order to prevent us from doing good deeds. Therefore, before we start something, we clear our intentions, we need to do it because of Allah SWT. There, Allah will eases up our way. However, the devil will try their best to prevent us, they will come up with other ways such as bring up the feeling of proud of ourselves because we can do something like that, hence, we would tend to show off our charity, call the media, tell everyone that we just donate money to specific person. That is how tricky they can be.
Islam teaches us to be modest and to hide our good deeds so that we would not ended up wasting our deeds. Charity is encouraged in Islam, in fact, the more we give, the more we would earn with one rule, whatever we did, it’s because of Allah and because we want to help others, not to show off or have any hidden agenda. In addition, even when we have just 50 cent, when we saw someone else need it more than us, give it to them for the sake of Allah, and Allah will bestow you more in returns. Never be afraid to be kind and do charity to others as you will get more in returns.
Don’t be afraid to do charity as the more you give, the more you will get. Be kind to others even when you have nothing to give as it is also a form of charity.