Charity Must Be Our Priority

(Sidra Anwar, Karachi)

“ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Charity means to give something that belongs to you. It's a voluntary giving of money or other help to those who are in need. It is an act of good will or affection. Charity shows one's love for fellow human beings. Charity is a virtuous deed, it prevails happiness, affection, love and kindness among people.

As many people in this world are financially not enough strong to support their families. Usually, they deprived of basic necessities of life. So, in such circumstances obligations falls on the shoulders of a prosperous class of the society to help out such people who are extremely poor. We must be generous to people who are suffering from stressful circumstances at this present age. Charity is the only way to promulgate peace in the world. The accommodation of wealth in the hands of few must be socially condemned by the people of society, as it leads to an unbalance growth of a society, where people differentiate with each other on the basis of irrelevant class systems. Such upper, middle and lower class systems tends to demolish the soul of a society. It eliminates moral values of a society and gives rise to hatred, jealousy, inequality amongst people. Therefore, charity can be the great leveler. It can bring the whole society at one level. No one will be deprived of basic necessities of survival when people realize the significance of charity for the prosperity of society.

Feeding poor and needy is also consider as one of the best acts in Islam. Almighty Allah promises us that “ If we train ourselves to give in times of ease and hardship, our sustenance will increase. “ Our Prophet (P.B.U.H) also emphasize on the act of charity and said: “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.” Hence it is the responsibility of every financial stable Muslim to give charity. Our little efforts of charity can bring back smiles on the faces of people and through charity we can make this world a better place to live in.

“ Nobody made a great mistake than he, who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

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