By: Abu Umar al Bankawy
Human life will end in death, and after that he will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection. On that day the property and its offspring will not be able to give him the benefit. All he could do was see how much good he had done and how many sins and crimes he committed.
Allah ta’ala says,
يومئذ يصدر الناس أشتاتا ليروا أعمالهم * فمن يعمل مثقال ذرة خيرا يره * ومن يعمل مثقال ذرة شرا يره
“On that day the man out of his grave in a variety of circumstances, be disclosed to their children so that their deeds. Whoever was doing good weighing zarrah, surely he will see the return. And whosoever does evil zarrah weighing anything, surely he would see the return as well. “(Surah Al Zalzalah: 6-8)
Among the good that will be beneficial for a human future in the hereafter is sadaqah which he gave when he was living in the world. Allah ta’ala says,
وما تنفقوا من خير فلأنفسكم وما تنفقون إلا ابتغاء وجه الله وما تنفقوا من خير يوف إليكم وأنتم لا تظلمون
“And the good stuff that you all spend it is for yourself and you all do not menafkahkannya but because they expect the pleasure of Allah, also good stuff that you all spend it, shall be repaid unto you all, and not persecuted.” (Al Baqarah: 272)
Sadaqah is a testament to faith
One proof of the faith of a Muslim is Sadaqah. This is indicated in the hadith of Al-Harith bin Asim friend Al Ash’ari, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said,
الطهور شطر الإيمان, والحمد لله تملأ الميزان, وسبحان الله والحمد لله تملآن – أو تملأ – ما بين السماوات والأرض, والصلاة نور, والصدقة برهان
“Purification is half of faith, saying ‘Thank God’ will meet the balance, ‘thanks our Allah Subhan Allah’ will fill the room of heaven and earth, prayer is light, and a Sadaqah that evidence.” (Narrated by Muslim)
Why shadaqah referred to as evidence of belief? This is because the property is a matter that is loved by our souls. Hard for us to release it. So that when someone is giving up his wealth in Allah’s way, then this is evidence that shows his love for Allah Subhanahu wata’ala. Then we can see, the higher one’s faith, the more he bershadaqah.
The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam is the tallest man of faith. He never half-hearted in bershadaqah. He goat he ever menyedekahkan. Have a tail, or two right? No. He bershadaqah with a goat valley.
Anas Ibn Malik radi ‘anhu recounts,
ولقد جاءه رجل, فأعطاه غنما بين جبلين, فرجع إلى قومه, فقال: يا قوم, أسلموا فإن محمدا يعطي عطاء من لا يخشى الفقر, وإن كان الرجل ليسلم ما يريد إلا الدنيا, فما يلبث إلا يسيرا حتى يكون الإسلام أحب إليه من الدنيا وما عليها
A man came to the Prophet peace and blessings’ alaihi wasallam. So the Prophet was given a goat which amounts to a valley. The person is then returned to his people and said, “O my people, enter your Islam! Indeed he has given a gift, he is not worried about the poor “. The man was converting to Islam because it wants the world but once he converted to Islam, Islam is more beloved than the world and everything in it. (Narrated by Muslim)
Because Sadaqah fall in blessing
In a hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah narrated by Muslim, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said,
At one time there was a man walking in a field, then he heard a voice from the cloud, “So and so it Siramlah garden!”
Then get out of the cloud to the place indicated, then the water was spent on the black rocky terrain. Suddenly something water flow of many streams of rain water took it all, then people had to follow the flow of water ….
Suddenly a man appeared to him standing in his garden with a water drain keruknya.
The man asked the owner of the garden, “O servant of Allah, who is your name?”
He replied, “My name is so and so,” and this name matches the name that was heard by him in the clouds.
The owner asked, “Why do you ask my name?”
The man answered, “Indeed, I had heard a voice in the cloud that is the water that falls from it. The voice said, ‘So and so it Siramlah garden!’ Name that correspond exactly to your name. What exactly do you do? ”
The owner replied, “As you ask this kind, because actually I was always really concerned with the result that comes out of this garden. Then I bershadaqah with a third, I eat with my family and I return a third of the garden is the third well (as seed). “(Narrated by Muslim)
See how Sadaqah has been a blessing because the farmer is given by Allah Ta’ala with menyedekahkan third of their crops.
Will Not Be Reduced If property Dishadaqahkan
Some people may think that when the property dishadaqahkan then he will be reduced. This is not true. In a hadith from Abu Umar bin Sa’ad al Kabsyah Anmari radi ‘anhu, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alaihi wasallam said,
ما نقصت صدقة من مال, وما زاد الله عبدا بعفو إلا عزا, وما تواضع أحد لله إلا رفعه الله – عز وجل –
“Sadaqah is not it reduce the amount of property. God is not added in a person’s forgiveness, but it will also increase its glory. Nor is a humbled themselves because it is God, but he will be appointed also ennobled by Allah ‘azza wajalla. “(Narrated by Muslim)
Things which he would be replaced by shadaqahkan Almighty, when he was arrested shadaqahnya otherwise God will also hold the outpouring of His blessings.
From Abu Hurayrah, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said,
ما من يوم يصبح العباد فيه إلا ملكان ينزلان, فيقول أحدهما: اللهم أعط منفقا خلفا, ويقول الآخر: اللهم أعط ممسكا تلفا
“There is no single day in the morning to start all slaves on that day, but there are two angels who fell. One of them said, ‘O Allah, give to those who spend it will return, “while another said,’ O Allah, give to those who hold that the damage to his property.” (Agreed alaih)
Of Asma ‘bint Abu Bakr al Siddiq radhiallahu’ anhuma, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said,
لا توكي فيوكى عليك. وفي رواية: أنفقي أو انفحي, أو انضحي, ولا تحصي فيحصي الله عليك, ولا توعي فيوعي الله عليك
“Do not store anything that is in your hands, because if so then God will save on you (fortune will be retained by the God-pent.) In another narration it says,” Spend, or give, or do you calculate the scatter and counted, because if so then God will also count the gifts will be given to you. Nor should you hold (delay) shadaqahmu, because if so then God would prevent his giving to you. “(Agreed alaih)
So little discussion of Sadaqah and primacy. Actually there are many more virtues Sadaqah, but we both ends meet with what has been presented due to space constraints. And lastly, let us always remember the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam,
اتقوا النار ولو بشق تمرة
“Fear you from hell, although only the (charity) pieces of dates.” (Agreed alaih)
May Allah ta’ala make us love our bershadaqah and a Sadaqah make our fortress of a painful doom him in the Hereafter.
Allaah ta’ala knows best.
– Sharh Riyadhis Righteous, ash Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al Uthaymeen