Oh Allaah! Give to the one who gives in abundance and give the one who withhold, destruction!


Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Qaasim, Imaam and Khateeb of Masjid an-Nabawee [May Allaah Preserve him] writes in his book:

Sadaqah removes one away from the effects of sins. The Prophet [May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Shall I guide you to some goodness? Fasting is a shield and Sadaqah wipes out sins like water wipes out fire.” [Narrated by at-Tirmidhee (614) Imaam al-Albaanee said it is Saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (5136)]

Sadaqah protects you from treading on an evil path, it repulses trials and tribulations, it protects your wealth, it increases you provision, it makes your heart rejoice, it creates trust in Allaah and a good thought of Him, it purifies your souls and it causes it develop, it causes the Lord of the slave to cover his sins, it increases your lifespan, it protects you from the punishment of the grave, it puts you under shade on a day where there will be no shade except His, it intercedes for you with Allaah, it makes your difficulties in the Dunya and Aakhira easy and it opens the path to all acts of piety, a path that has no disobedience on it.

Sadaqah is a barrier between the slave and the fire and exclusivity and joy is created by it as one will be shaded because of it on the Day of Judgement. Because of Sadaqah, one will be called by it from the doors of Sadaqah in Jannah, as the Prophet May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Whoever is from the people of Sadaqah then he will be called from the doors of Sadaqah.” [Reported by Bukhaaree (3466) and Muslim (1027)]

Sadaqah removes trials and tribulations from the person who has been effected and by it, with the Permission of Allaah, he will find relief.

Imaam Shams ad-Deen Aboo Abdullah Muhammad bin Aboo Bakr Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [May Allaah have Mercy on him] said:

Sadaqah and good deeds has a strange effect on the trials and tribulations one is afflicted with and the way it repulses evil eye and jealousy. Had it not been for this, just the mere practice of the nations that came before us would have been sufficient. Whenever evil eye, jealousy or any form of evil was afflicted upon a righteous person, they would give Sadaqah and if they were tested by someone who did something to them, they would respond with kindness and assistance and support. This all brought about a great ending as the person who does good and the one who gives in Sadaqah, they are guarded by doing wrong because of this Sadaqah and the good deeds they do. Upon them, Allaah favours them with Jannah, He Protects them and replaces their good with good.

Bidaa’ah al-Fawaaid 2/467

And he [May Allaah have Mercy on him] also said:

Giving in Sadaqah has a strange effect in preventing all types of hardships, even if one was a constant sinner or an oppressor. Even if one was a non-Muslim! Verily, Allaah, the Most High, repulses because of it, all types of tests and tribulations. This is something known by the people, whether they are knowledgeable or not because the people of the earth, all of them are somehow connected to it because they are all tested.

Waabil as-Sayyib Pg. 49

The person who gives in Sadaqah, if he is true and sincere in what he has given, will find his heart made open and broadened.

Imaam Shams ad-Deen Aboo Abdullah Muhammad bin Aboo Bakr Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [May Allaah have Mercy on him] said:

If giving this was the only benefit in Sadaqah then it would be sufficient, however the slave who gives benefits massively from it, rather this point of benefit is only just the beginning. Allaah, the Most High, says;

“And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul – it is those who will be the successful.”
[Hashr 59:9]
Waabil as-Sayyib Pg.51

The stingy one is imprisoned as he is not able to do good deeds. He is prevented from piety. He is prevented from having his heart opened. His heart is constricted. He is a small person and has little to be happy about. He is overcome with worries, stress and sorrow. He is forever unable to fulfill his needs and he doesn’t attain what he yearns for.

Sadaqah in your daily routine, even if it is little, is better than one giving a large amount without it being continuous. Every morning of every day, two angels descend and one of them says, “Oh Allaah! Give to the one who gives in abundance.” and the other says, “Oh Allaah! Give the one who withhold, destruction.”

The Steps to Finding Happiness, Pg. 98-101


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