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    Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated in the books of Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim that: “The Prophet (Swalla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was the most generous amongst all the people in spending - and he used to be at his most generous during the month of Ramadan when he used to meet the angel Jibreel who used to meet him every night until Ramadan ended. Jibreel used to recite the Qur’an for the Prophet (Swalla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)”.

     

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    "Say, 'Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts (it) for him. But whatever thing you spend (in His cause) – He will compensate it; and He is the best of Providers." [Saba', 34:39]

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    "Never will you attain righteousness until you spend from that which you love. And whatever you spend, indeed Allâh is Knowing of it." [Âle-'Imran, 3:92]

     

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    ó“O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Wrongdoers.” [al-Baqarah 2:254]

     

    The Messenger of Allâh ( sallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "There is no day in which the slaves of Allâh arise except that two angels descend, one saying, "O Allâh, replace the charity for the one who spends!" whilst the other says, "O Allâh, destroy the wealth of the one who holds back (from giving in charity)". 

     

    He also said, "O ‛A'ishah, save yourself from the Hellfire even by giving half a date!"

    The Prophet ( swallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam) once said,

     

    "O Ka'b ibn 'Ujrah! Prayer is an offering (to Allâh), Fasting is a shield, and Swadaqah  extinguishes sins as water extinguishes fire. O Ka'b ibn 'Ujrah! People are of two kinds: One who buys and keeps himself and thereby is destroyed and the other who sacrifices himself and is thereby freed." 

    Here the Prophet ( swallallâhu 'alayhi wa sallam) illustrates that real freedom and success does not come by buying up the dunya but rather the sacrificing of that which is beloved for the love of the Hereafter. The one who takes this temporal world as his delight and true objective will only purchase delusion therein; it will ultimately destroy him. We ask Allâh for pardon and forgiveness.

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