With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 47 (Muhammad)
The importance of spending in Allah’s cause
“Behold, you are those invited to spend (of your substance) in the way of Allah: But among you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so at the expense of their own souls. But Allah is free of all wants, and it is ye that are needy. If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you”
In verses 36 and 37 Allah SWT informs us of the importance of charity but at the same time He does not expect us to give all of our wealth in charity. Allah SWT wants us to hold a balance and spend our wealth wisely for the uplfitment of society. If we are miserly, this will cause our own downfall, wealth will not circulate and social imbalance will bring about chaos and disharmony in society. If we fall into this trap of materialism and greed, Allah SWT warns us that other people who are more committed to Him will take over from us and serve His cause.
Cross reference 5:54
Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah