A reminder about charity…

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful.

Last weekend was the Salvation Army’s Door Knock Appeal and when I heard about it, I thought about whether or not I would donate to the cause and it reminded me of a story I read as a kid about the Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) or Abraham (PBUH) which is available on my post titled Unconditional Charity.

The story demonstrates the importance of unconditional charity and the value of Da’wah through action. Most people would donate to their own religious groups, the true test arises when you are approached by members of other faiths. I still maintain a preference for Islamic Charitable Organisations and I don’t think there can be anything wrong in that, however, the story of Ibrahim (A.S) encourages us as Muslims to be charitable to all of God’s creation.

Be generous and show compassion to both, Muslims and non-Muslims and don’t discriminate in your charity. As Muslims we should understand that no matter what colour we are or what religion we follow, we are all God’s creation. If God himself does not deprive any of His creation from sustenance, how then can we, as His creation, judge between ourselves.

…and remember… “The deeds most loved by Allah are those done regularly, even if they are small.”

4 thoughts on “A reminder about charity…

  1. I liked this article and the spirituality in it. I have studied various religions and the past and I am very open to all types. The bottom line is to do good things with life, like donate to charity. In fact the Salvation Army gave me a scholarship when I graduated high school. You never know who you a helping out and someday it might be you that needs help. Plus, I believe in karma, and if you send out good things to this world, then you will receive good things back. Thank you for your contribution and thoughtful article.

    • Thank you for your comment, really appreciate your thoughts and kind words. Sometimes all it takes is a little generosity and kindness to spread peace. It’s good to hear of people who are open and understanding towards all religions, if you would like to share any of your experiences or would like to know about me as a Muslim, let me know.

      Thanks again.
      Peace and blessings upon you!

  2. Is there a good place to contact you? I did not see anything on the site and I don’t want to take up your whole comments page. I look forward to talking with you soon.

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