The man is by nature inclined to accumulate the wealth. That is why Quran said :
"The man is very strong in hankering after the wealth".
The man pretends that his heaped-up wealth secures his requirement, therefore he pines away in the way of saving more and more. This pretension comes as an incentive to join the monetary race till his last breath, and during this race, he is least concerned with the rights of big brothers. The precious store of the energies, conferred upon him by the nature for some other purpose is exhausted in plutolatry.
The man pretends that all his earning is due to his manual power and therefore he is at liberty to spend it as and where he desires, quite undeterred. This is the ideology which gives rise in the man to arrogance and when this arrogance turns to be a colossal tree, he is mentally detached from Allah and makes his entry in the progeny of Qaroon.
And in order to minimize the importance of the wealth in respect of the believers and to realize them of the Divine bounties, the Quranic Verses hither and thither encourage the believers to declare their wealth open for all needy persons. They have been tried by several means to learn that to spend in the way of Allah from his well-gotten property is akin to express the gratitude for Allah. in this subject, the emphasis has been laid to the extent that Allah declared :
"You shall not obtain .the good unless and until you spend from what you like".
Quran has presented a very broad spectrum for charitable expenditures where it says :
"They ask you (O Prophet) what to spend (in the name of Allah) Say: What is above your need".
In the light of these Divine Commandments, you have to spend more and more in the service of the creature of Allah, starting right from your needy relative then including other needy people too.
Keep in your mind very strictly that all that you spend should be for the pleasure of Allah, not for any biased purpose, reward or publicity.
Assist the needy clandestinely so that you keep yourselves away from any vanity or superiority feeling and so that you do not hurt the self-respect of your donee. Don't repeat the mention of your kind deed before your donee and don't display it. Allah says:
"O those who believe: Don't undo your charities by reproach and injury."
If some one asks you, don't injure him. If you have nothing to give, apologize in appropriate words and suitable tone because Quran's order in this respect is quite unequivocal :
"As regards the beggar, don't drive him away".
Our prophet (P.B.U.H) was most distinguished in generosity and lending a hand to the poorer. The followers were of the unanimous opinion that they never saw more generous than the prophet (P.B.U.H). His attitude and presentation of the practical example laid foundation of such a society where the people were anxiously waiting to seize the chance of spending in the way of Allah. Our Prophet (P.B.U.H) was so generous that no needy returned from his door empty-handed. When he found nothing to spare, he borrowed from others and gave the needy. Since pre-revelation period, he used to support the orphans, widows and poorer. That is why Hazrat Khadijah (R.A.) consoled him with the following words when he got perturbed to some extent in the wake of the first revelation.
"Don't worry ! Allah will not leave you alone as you care For the Orphans and patronize the widows".
The history provides the evidence that when Prophet (P.B.U.H) married Hazrat Khadijah (R.A.) who was a wealthy lady of that time, and when all her wealth and property devolved upon him as heir, He spent every thing in the way of Allah. He spent every thing in the way of Allah.
The followers of the Prophet(P.B.U.H) followed the same tradition which was left for all mankind. Therefore Quran says:
"They prefer (others) to themselves though they are poverty-stricken".
The Prophet (P.B.U.H) instilled by all means to keep the wealth open in the way of Allah. Once He said:
"The man repeatedly says : My money; Your money is only what you ate so you consumed it, or what you put on so you wore it out. "
He (P.B.U.H) also said :
"O man : If you spend, it is better for you, and if you hold, it is worse for you."
Therefore, it is obligatory on our part to spend, as directed by our Prophet (P.B.U.H) orally and practically. our earnings for the welfare of His bondsmen so that our identity may be improved and the devil of uneven and unjust economic may be ensnared. Our Prophet was always averse to the concentration of the wealth, and had been advocating for its donation to the needy. Hazrat Abu Sayeed Khudri(R.A.) narrates that Prophet (P.B.U.H) said :
" One who has extra camel, he should grant it one who has no and one who has supererogatory provision, he should grant it to one who has no provision."
Hazrat Abu Sayeed (R.A.) said : The Prophet (P.B.U.H) continued to mention one item to another till we realized that we have no legitimate right in any thing, more than our requirement.
KHWAJA SHAMS-UD-DEEN AZEEMI
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MERCIFUL, THE BENEVOLENT
Dedicated to those scientists, who are inching towards the cognizance of the facts, spotlighted by Allah Almighty, in the wake of their intelligent observation for the top vertex of scientific achievement, which is not other than the "Disastrous end of the Universe". And this is probably during 15th century of Lunar calendar.
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