A loan to God

God will repay your loan

Surah Al – Hadid, 57:11

مَن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ وَلَهُ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ

Man-zal-lazii yuqrizul-laaha Qarzan Hasanan-fayuzaa-‘ifahuu lahuu wa lahuuu ’ajrun-kariim.

11. Who is it that will offer up unto God a goodly loan, which He will amply repay?For, such (as do so) shall have a noble reward.

The goodly loan to God is charity i.e. spending of the wealth in God’s way. It is bound by the following conditions for its acceptance:

• that which is given away or spent in the way of the Lord must have been well-earned i.e. through lawful means.

• the thing given must be defectless.

• that which is given, must be needed by the giver for himself and not the stuff not needed by the giver.

• not that which is given away at the point of death when the giver would not need it any longer.

• it must be given without publicity.

• it must be given to the one who needs it the most.

• when given away no obligation or even mention of it should be made and the receiver in no way should be troubled thereafter.

• the offer must be exclusively and purely, to please God and not for any hypocritical show, name or fame.

• that which is given, even though it be much in quantity, the giver should consider it to be less and insignificant.

• what is given away should be dear to the giver.

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