Give Charity with Clarity: Let them celebrate Eid with Dignity

Iftikhar Islam || Give Charity with Clarity: Let them celebrate Eid with dignity

By Iftikhar Islam

Islam has taken utmost care of the poor and down trodden. Even after a person gives Zakat which is mandatory on him, he has to give Sadqatul-Fitr (Zakaat-ul-Fitr) before praying Eid salah. Ibn Abbas said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) enjoined Zakatul-Fitr as a purification for the fasting person from idle talk and obscenities, and to feed the poor. Whoever pays it before the (Eid) prayer, it is an accepted Zakah, and whoever pays it after the prayer, it is (ordinary) charity.” Sunan Ibn Majah 1827.

We wear new clothes and prepare delicious dishes apart from the special sweets. We enjoy meeting with friends and family. We give Eidi and many other gifts to our children. Our Eid is settled. We celebrate it with dignity. All praises are due to Allah alone.

On the other hand, there are many who are not even capable of preparing a good meal at home. Leave about getting Eidi, their children are deprived of good clothes. They even hesitate to meet their friends as they do not have enough to celebrate Eid with dignity. Don’t you think it is our duty to provide them, help them, and be a part of them in celebrating this Eid?

Let’s give a part of wealth that Allah has blessed us to those who are in need. A wealth given in charity does not become less, it grows. It multiplies even in terms of blessings and helps in clearing the sins we have committed in Ramadhan. Don’t forget to give Sadkatul Fitr to those who are in need. It’s our duty to find them and provide them for there are many who do not raise their hands before anyone, except Allah.

Apart from Sadqatul Fitr, let us give more in charity so that Allah forgives our sins, make us more pious and help us to stay closer to him. Remember, this life is the test for the hereafter and the wealth we earn is also a test from Allah. Let us utilise it in the way of Allah as much as we can and earn the rewards from the Most Merciful.

O Allah, Forgive me and make me from those who love poor and take care of them. Aameen

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