A man knocked at his Bedouin friend’s door to ask him a favor:
“I want you to lend me four thousand dinars because I have a debt to pay. Can you do that for me?”
The friend asked his wife to gather together everything they had of value, but even so it was not enough. They had to go out and borrow money from the neighbors until they managed to get the full amount.
When the man left, the woman noticed that her husband was crying.
“Why are you sad? Now that we’ve got ourselves in debt with our neighbors, are you afraid we won’t be able to repay them?”
“Nothing of the sort! I’m crying because he is someone I love so much, but even so I had no idea he was in need. I only remembered him when he had to knock on my door to ask me for a loan.”
This is something we need in today’s world. That Realization. A soft corner in your heart for everyone. Please come out and help your brethren who are in need today. Withholding the money and not giving it to the poor and the needy of our society thinking what will this penny do. Ah! You’re wrong. Please remember that every drop that is poured into ocean makes it an ocean. Otherwise it would be nothing. Pour whatever you can. Giving a large sum of money doesn’t matter unless you feel the urge and the willingness in your heart . Spend in His way, but generously!
Here you are – those called to spend in the Way of God, yet among you there are some who withholds (out of their own greed and miserliness). And whoever withholds, only withholds from his own self. God is Self-Sufficient (Ghaniy), while you are needy (fuqara).
- The Quran 47:36-38