Advantages Of Spending In Way Of Allah Swt

by Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer

Allah swt has blessed many human beings with wealth and provision .No one can be rich due to his hardwork and struggle alone.Allah swt has made it clear that those people who think they have earned money due to their talent are victims of misconceptions Allah swt says:

When harm touches man, he calls to Us (for help), then when We have (rescued him from that harm and) changed it into a favour from Us, he says: "Only because of knowledge (that I possess) I obtained it." Nay, it is only a trial, but most of them know not! (Az-Zumar 39:49)

The provision of every living being is in Hands of Allah swt and Allah swt says:

And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allâh. And He knows its dwelling place and its deposit (in the uterous, grave, etc.). all is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz - the Book of Decrees with Allâh). (Hud 11:6)

Many people think that their provisions and income are in the hands of their boss and customers where as Allah swt says in Holy Quran:

And in the heaven is your provision, and that which you are promised. (Adh-Dhariyat 51:22).

So when every thing given to us is with the grace of Allah swt than we should not be reluctant to spend our money in His ways .We will be favoured and blessed by Allah swt if we will spend in His ways provided that our intention is to please Him and we donot seek fame and other worldly benefit from this righteous act .

Some of the advantages of spending money in way of Allah swt are as follows:

1 Elimination of Depression:

Allah swt has made it clear in Holy Quran that He will take away depression of those who spend frequently in ways of Allah swt.Allah swt says in Holy Quran:
Those who spend their wealth (in Allâh's Cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Al-Baqarah 2:274)

2 Increase in Provisions

It is the general mentality that when we spend in way of Allah swt we think that our wealth is decreasing but it is not the case.Whenever we spend in the way of Allah swt He opens new venues of income for us .Allah swt says:
And whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allâh's Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers." (Saba' 34:3)

On another instance He says :
that which you give in Zakât seeking Allâh's Countenance then those, they shall have manifold increase. (Ar-Rum 30:39)

3 Elimination of Sins:

Sins are major cause of our problems and all of us need to purify ourselves from sins.If we will be purified many of our problems will be resolved.When we spend in the way of Allah swt it results in the elimination of our sins Allah swt has commanded prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam in the Holy Quran that He should take Sadaqah from believers so that they are purified .Allah swt says:

Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it (At-Tawbah 9:103)

4 Better Return On The Day Of Judgement:

The above mentioned advantages were related to the worldly life where as the advantages of hereafter are beyond comprehension. Allah swt has told us about the reward of the person spending in His way .Allah swt says:
The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allâh, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allâh gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower. (Al-Baqarah 2:261)

May Allah swt give us toufeeq to spend in His way and we are able to get all those favours and blessings which are result of this righteous deed Ameen.