Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) have promised barakah for those who give charity with sincerity.

Allah Ta’ala says:

‘Allah destroys interest, and increases charity.’

(Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 276)

 

Hereunder is an inspiring incident on this topic:

Makkiy ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah) narrates:

‘We were with Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah), when a beggar asked for something. Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) told his treasurer: ‘Give him a dinar (gold coin).’ The treasurer replied: ‘I only have a single dinar left, if I give it away then what will we have for you and your family?’
Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) got angry and said: ‘Give it to him!’

Makkiy ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah) mentions further:

‘Whilst we were still with Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah), a man came with a letter and a purse, which one of his brothers sent. The letter read: ‘I have sent you fifty dinars.’

Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) had the coins counted, which in total were actually fifty one dinars. He then told his treasurer: ‘You gave one coin, which Allah returned and He also gave us an additional fifty coins!’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, after Hadith: 2035)

 

Such is the barakah of sadaqah (nafl charity). Each individual should develop this noble habit in accordance to his/her capacity.

May Allah Ta’ala inspire us to abandon interest, wastage and extravagance, while increasing our nafl (optional) sadaqah.

03-11-20

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

القرآن الكريم (البقرة: ٢٧٦): { يَمْحَقُ اللَّهُ الرِّبَا وَيُرْبِي الصَّدَقَاتِ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ كَفَّارٍ أَثِيمٍ}.

سنن الترمذي (بعد: ٢٠٣٥): حدثني عبد الرحيم بن حازم البلخي، قال: سمعت المكي بن إبراهيم، يقول: كنا عند ابن جريج المكي، فجاء سائل فسأله، فقال ابن جريج لخازنه: «أعطه دينارا»، فقال: ما عندي إلا دينار إن أعطيته لجعت وعيالك، قال: فغضب وقال: «أعطه»، قال المكي: فنحن عند ابن جريج إذ جاءه رجل بكتاب وصرة وقد بعث إليه بعض إخوانه، وفي الكتاب: إني قد بعثت خمسين دينارا، قال: فحل ابن جريج الصرة فعدها فإذا هي أحد وخمسون دينارا، قال: فقال ابن جريج لخازنه: «قد أعطيت واحدا فرده الله عليك وزادك خمسين دينارا».