Friday sermon: generosity will be rewarded by Allah
Worshippers will hear that the best kind of giving is done in the spirit of goodness with no ulterior motive
Muslims who are generous will be rewarded by Allah in return, the sermon will say on Friday.
Those who frequently give to charity or help others, even during difficult times, will be compensated with blessings.
“But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers,” the Quran says.
The Prophet Mohammed was considered among the most generous people because he would constantly give in the spirit of goodness.
Allah tells Muslims to give a part of their wealth to charity that is proportionate to their income.
“Let a man of wealth spend from his wealth and he whose provision is restricted – let him spend from what Allah has given him.” (Quran 65:7)
However, priority should be given to members of family or friends.
The people most deserving of help are parents, next of kin whom you are supporting and whose financial maintenance is obligatory.
“The upper hand is better than the lower hand, and start with those whom you are responsible for,” the Prophet Mohammed said
A parent spending on their partner or child is spending for a good cause, and is greater and more superior in reward.
"The best Dinar that a man can spend is a Dinar that he spends on his family," the Prophet said.
Spending on orphans and the poor is also highly encouraged.
Updated: February 6, 2020 08:41 PM