If you are giving some thing in the way of Allah, please give with no string attached thereto. Don't have such high expectation that the Donees remain extremely grateful and beholded to you. To spend in the way of Allah is not a matter of boast or a mean of cheep popularity. It is a mere benediction from Allah that He enabled you to have upper hand. Don't forget that the man, to whom you are extending your hand, was too begotten, just like you, from the belly of his mother, and that he too has laden with the same sentiments and emotions, as you have. If he is compelled to food and cloths you too are not an exception. Then you are nothing independently ,and what you have is a largess from Allah, and having spent this largess of Allah over the poor bondsmen of Allah, if you hurt their self-dignity, and expect from them to acknowledge your supremacy and break their hearts by counting your favours, conferred on them, such behaviour is the most heinous and deplorable. Allah, who enabled you to support others, says in the Holy Book:
" O Believers ! Don't undo your alms-giving by reproach and injury like one who spends just to show the people "
So it is our moral and religious duty to spend in the way of Allah very generously and whole-heartedly as a token of thank for the boons, bounties and all life facilities, granted to us by Allah unrestrictedly. Those who spend half-heartedly and feel some post-expenditure pinch, are not worthy of any commendation or replacement. How a man, tending strongly to spend in the way of Allah, be kept bereft of Divine benefactions?
Allah clears this interrogative mark in the Quran where he says :
"You can't get the blessing until you spend what you lust after".
Don't forget that Allah has imposed upon you the religious taxes, so pay them out unabated, and don't throw them to those who are not entitled for them as if a square disbursement was a burden upon you. You should search for a true needy person so that the cardinal cause of "Zakath" may be served.
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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