Charitable giving (sadaqa in Arabic) is an essential part of our spiritual tradition. Sadaqa comes from the root word in Arabic meaning “to make sincere.” Charitable giving increases sincerity by helping to remove the spiritual disease of stinginess and love of the material world. Sidi also taught us recently that “charity repels affliction and trouble.”
The Qur’an and the recorded sayings (hadith) of the Prophet (pbuh) have described the spiritual and material blessings of charitable giving (sadaqa) in the following ways.
Giving is a path to increasing material provision by Allah
QUR’AN 6:160 “Whoever performs a good act will receive ten times as much.”
QUR’AN 2:261 “The parable of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is that of a grain of corn: it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases; Allah cares for all and knows all things”
HADITH QUDSI: “O son of Adam, spend & I shall spend on you.”
HADITH: “Charity never decreases wealth.”
Giving supports your spiritual journey of purification
QUR’AN 3:92 “You will never attain piety until you spend out of that which you love. And whatever good you spend, Allah knows it well.
HADITH: “The sadaqa of the Muslim increases during his lifetime. It softens the agony of death, & through it, Allah takes away arrogance & vanity.”
HADITH: “Do not hold back; otherwise Allah will withhold from you.”
As you can see, there are many benefits you and your famiy can receive from charitable giving. We ask you to support the University’s efforts to bring the message of peace, love and mercy to thousands of people who are in great need of hope, healing and divine guidance. Please make a generous, heart-full donation today.
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