How to practice charity
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Helping a stranger
In our society, most people avoid helping any of the masses. They just keep doing their work instead of lending a hand to the needy. I will give an example in this case if the people will see a man crying in the middle of the road for some sort of help. They will just gather around him as a source of entertainment. They will not take into account that he is disturbed and is going through some serious issues in his life. Sometimes a listener is enough to solve all your problems. At least it gives courage to the sufferer that someone is counting on him and believing in him and that he can do better with his life. If you are not capable of giving money then you can help him with your words only. Words surely help people to start believing in them. Take another example of helping a stranger to cross the road. If the stranger is older then you can lend him/her a hand. It is eventually your good deed. That will help you not only in this life but in the life hereafter as well. This is another form of charity.
Practicing charity mainly revolves around helping poor people. More appropriately helping people in need. It is highly mentioned in our holy book that “if you do deeds of charity openly it is well, but if you bestow it upon the needy secretly it will be even better for you” (2:271). Giving money to needy people shows love for humanity. And our religion Islam teaches us to fulfill human needs. The rights of humans are first to be asked after death. If a neighbor in your neighborhood is poor and cannot afford food for his family then his responsibility lays on you. You are responsible for him and his family. You have to make sure that no one around your circle faces a shortage of basic needs. This comes under the area of the rights of neighbors. There are many Ahadees strictly commanding to take care of your neighbors. The integral step is that you should keep in mind that you are doing it for your Almighty lord and not for a public show. You should keep in mind that He will reward you for this in your afterlife. Charity not only brings peace but also improves your thoughts on humanitarian grounds.
Help orphans get an education
According to Ahadees of our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), he highly focuses on the rights and taking care of orphans. One of his Hadees written in ibn e Majah is “ the best household is the one where orphans are treated well; the worst household is the one where orphans are ill-treated”. How can we help orphans? We can help them by helping them in getting an education. Taking to them politely. Giving them love. Understanding their emotions and needs. These all are kinds of charity. And charity is for Almighty lord not for people. As there is 215 verse of Surah e Bakrah “: “Whatever good you spend should be for parents, kinsmen, orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, Allah is all aware of.” and prophet Muhammad said that supporting orphans is a continuous form of charity. And all of your deeds comes to end when you die except three. Sadkah e jaariya(continuous charity), knowledge from which benefit is gained, and a righteous child who prays.
I must conclude this whole discussion by saying that charity is not helpful for your afterlife only but your peace as well. It brings humanity to a person and helps you to understand other people’s emotions efficiently. Being generous to the needy is the ultimate form of charity. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. bye-bye