Parables of the Quran – Parable #4 – The Reward of Charity
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to the next.
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And the parables that come after it, again in total Baccarat
are all on one team.
And that is the theme of a circle
And this actually starts from verse number 254 in Surah Al Baqarah
and so in in verse 254, the verse that comes right before ayatul kursi Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you're Latina and an unfair Kumi merasakan according to one lab fee when a hula when Ashoka will Cafiero llama volleyball addresses the believers, oh you who believe
it and vehicle spend giving charity from what we have given to you before a day comes in which there will not be a single dealing no bargaining, nor any friendship, nor any intercession.
And so from this verse onwards, we have the theme of sadhak.
And then the first parable that we have here is verse number 261. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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to have the, whoa hoo, boy Are you fooling me?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the messenger,
the parable, the example of those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah, in the way of Allah
a seed of grain,
which grows seven spikes, or seven years.
In each spike is 100, green.
And a lot multiplies his reward even more from for whomever he wishes. And a lot is worse, you're on a limb, all encompassing and knowing.
And so here in this parable, Allah subhanho wa Taala
compares the charity that you give, for the sake of a loss of Hannah who went to Hana, Allah compares it to a seed of grain
that you plant in the ground.
the people of Medina because Surah Baqarah
was revealed in
Medina, in the Medina stage.
And the people of Medina
they were into agriculture.
Which is why Allah subhanho wa Taala now gives them a parable
that they can relate with,
as opposed to the people in Mecca who were into business.
And they were business minded. Right.
That's why they were even referred to as correct
the word that comes from licorice,
which is, you know, coins.
So, the people of Netcat were more business minded.
the people of Medina were more into farming and agriculture. And that's why we have Allah subhanho wa Taala giving us such examples.
And this is not the only example we have many other examples that we're going to come across of parables that are luggages that the people can relate to.
We have the example that comes in Surah t Brahim of
What is the parable of the tree or the good word? A lot compares it to a good tree
And what is the parable of an evil word?
Allah compares it to a battery.
And also, as we're going to see,
in the next couple of parables,
Allah mentions gardens.
you know, the rain that falls from the sky, and produces fruit and so on and so forth.
And so in this parable, Allah subhanho wa Taala compares the charity of the believer, to a seed of green that is planted into the ground.
What happens when you put a green or a corn seed
because here, it could refer to any kind of seed that produces these kinds of spikes or eras.
Among the Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula, what they were, what they were aware of, in terms of agriculture and farming, was wheat, and barley.
But it could refer to anything that produces these kinds of spikes when it comes to farming.
And what's coming here for us are corn
and also wheat.
So, what happens when you put a grain or a corn seed into the ground and then you cultivate it,
it grows several spikes, or ears or leaves,
which in turn, give
100 grains or seeds
which in turn, give 100 greens or scenes.
As Allah says here,
every single spike every single year,
it has in it 100 100 scenes, or 100 grains.
a loss of Hannah who without it is telling you
your sadaqa that you give,
when you give $1 sincerely for the sake of Allah for a cause.
feasterville Allah, the cause of Allah in the path of Allah,
that $1 that you give,
it gets multiplied in its reward
up to 700 times.
So you get $1 the reward you get is 700.
You give $2 the reward you get is 1400
and so on and so forth.
What is so special about this?
What is so special is that people, they trade and they do business for profit.
And so if there is no profit, they wouldn't bother going into business.
It's very hectic, it's it requires a lot of effort
and requires money.
If there's not going to be any profit in the end, then what is the point?
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to realize that this is a trade that we are doing with a loss of Hannah who will
and that we will profit industry.
And that's why Allah gives us this parable.
And this is not the only place where Allah subhanho wa Taala
refers to you know, giving a sidecar as being business with Allah subhana wa Taala or a transaction with Allah.
For example elsewhere Allah subhana wa tada says menza lady yo creo que la corbon has an answer for you, boy, Eva hula who won a john kerry Who is it? Who will give to Allah a goodly loan
so that I can multiply it for him.
And so imagine a very rich and well off businessman
who will who is also known for his generosity. He's known to
Be a pious man a good person.
He doesn't rip people off, but rather he's generous.
Let's say he comes to you one day.
And he says,
You know what, today
I'm in a bit of financial trouble.
If you don't mind, can you lend me some money?
Even if you didn't have that money, you would go out of your way to find it and bring it to him.
Because you know, that when it comes time for him to pay you back,
you know that he is going to return it and multiply. He's going to give you back far more than what you gave to him.
And so how about wassup Hannah Houma, tada
How about Allah subhanho wa Taala who is self sufficient, he is not in need of anything.
He is not in need of our sadhaka
if he wants
from him or from his own self, he could enrich the poor.
He could give us Muslims wealth,
to use it
in spreading his Deen.
Allah is not in need of our wealth.
But rather, the only reason Allah uses such
methods is to encourage us to give
to encourage us by using examples
that we can relate to.
And the Sahaba or the Allahu anhu.
The fully understood such verses in the Quran
they fully understood the meaning of these verses. And as a result, they went into business with the loss of Hannah Montana, without any hesitation.
Take the example of the Roman even health probably a long time.
He was a well known businessman from among the Sahaba.
And he is one of the 10 that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam promised Elijah and machineable Gentlemen, one of the 10 who were promised
for the long run,
there was a time when
there was a drought in Medina, a family
when his caravan arrived in Medina,
with full of goods,
the people came rushing to trade with him.
And so some said, we will give you three times as much for this.
And other Hermann Ebbinghaus said no.
They said, Okay, we'll give you five times as much fitness. They said no, he said no.
They said we'll give you 10 times as much for this.
He said no.
They said, We are the trader is the businessman of Medina,
who will give you
more than us
for your goods
at all. Look at his response.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanho wa Taala will give me 700 times as much. And then what did he do?
He rejected all of their offers. He turned down all of their offers. And he went with all of his goods
into the streets of Medina. And he distributed it all.
to the poor.
It's we gave it all away for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in South Africa in charity.
Because he fully understood and believed in this ayah
In this parable that Allah subhanahu wa tada gave to us.
And this is what we call,
application of knowledge, implementing the Quran.
Even though we know that the Sahaba
they were not the richest people,
and they lived very simple lives.
And yet, even with their poverty, their simplicity.
Even with that,
they gave so much for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And this is just one example from among the companions, there are numerous examples of how they will give away their wealth, seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the sake of a loss of Hannah, who were to Hannah,
even though they lived hard lines, and they could have kept that wealth for themselves,
to improve their their material lives.
But they didn't. Why?
Because they prefer that after over dystonia.
Now, fast forward 1400 years, and what do you find among us muscles,
with everything that we have,
with everything that Allah has blessed us with,
we're still stingy. And still holding on to that money, still holding back when we're told to come and give his opinion.
Even though our lives
are very comfortable,
compare our lives to their lives.
And then compare how much they would give to how much meat and you give.
So this shows us
the either we're ignorant of what was Hannah, who dad has revealed in the Koran,
we don't want to implement
what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed in the corner.
And so giving him sadaqa,
giving him charity, Allah subhanho wa Taala multiplies it
up to 700 times.
But not only that,
there is no limit to the reward of a loss of Hannah who would data for charity for South Africa. That's why after that Allah says, will allow you by a fully Masha
for whomever he knows meaning after that, there's no limit
to the reward that Allah will give for those who give it.
But what it all depends on is one thing.
If we want to guarantee the reward
of a lot in the era,
with regards to our soda car and our generosity,
one thing is very, very important. It is the foundation.
And that is a man and his loss.
A man and a class.
And that's why we're gonna see in the coming parables, Allah gives us a parable of someone who gives with with a class with sincerity. And then Allah gives us a parable of someone who gives without sincerity.
showing us the importance of
giving sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also, what's important is
where you earned your wealth from
and where do you spend it?
Where do you get it in South Africa.
And so that's why
the green that Allah mentioned here in this parable, it will only produce hundreds of more seeds and grains.
If it is grown on land, that is fertile
and that has rich soil.
Only if it is watered properly
the right amount of sunshine
and so on and so forth. And so there are certain factors that are necessary in order for
a seed to grow
there are certain factors that are required.
The land has to be in such a place
where, you know, the soil is fertile, it's rich soil.
It's in a place that gets good sunshine, it gets watered properly, so many different factors.
And then on top of that,
on top of that,
making sure that nothing destroys this crop,
such as a famine
or a fire.
That's why in the coming parables, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions these examples
of how certain
charity is nullified
when we give it in a certain way, and a lot compares it
to a garden that is destroyed by fire
in a lot compared to other things, as we're gonna see,
moving on to the lessons that we can learn from this parable.
The first lesson is
that the virtue of charity
is that it grows
and not like other good deeds,
they don't grow beyond the individual.
And so, this is because of charity.
It is one of those good deeds that is transitive,
it affects others.
is passed on to others. When you give them charity, you are benefiting somebody else.
As opposed to other good deeds that are intransitive,
meaning they are the benefit is only
is only for you, the individual who carries out the petite. Like for example, Salah.
if you get up in the middle of the night and priests are too good.
This is a good deed without a doubt. But the benefit is restricted to yourself.
In short, while you'll get the reward for it on the Day of Judgment.
So then why does Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that this is a reward for giving charity that it is multiplied by 700 times. Whereas there's no IO or Hadith that mentions that keyamo li 200
The reward is multiplied like this. Why the reason for that is among the reasons for that is because
giving a charity, the reward giving a charity, that benefit is transmitted
moves on to others and is not restricted to yourself.
And that's why the scholars say that such good deeds are better.
The good deeds that are transitive are better than the good deeds that are intransitive.
And so they give a common example of this.
A person who seeks knowledge he spends his entire day seeking knowledge, studying reading because he wants to become a scholar
or a strong student of knowledge and then he wants to become a die and he goes out
later on to benefit the people.
He is better and he is getting more reward
than a person
who gets up in the middle of the night to practically family. And yet this student he sleeps at night he does not get up for kiama
They say that what he is doing is better.
And so giving him charity, the virtue of it is that it grows. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala compared it here to something that grows,
the seed that grows
and then it multiplies. Just like our charity, when we give it
the benefit reaches, perhaps the lives of
hundreds of people.
No matter what cause it was for as long as it was a cause for the sake of a loss of Hannah who died, the reward keeps on multiplying.
The second lesson that we learn here
the great reward for those who given charity.
As Allah mentions here 700 times
as opposed to
good deeds, as opposed to any other good deed. And so in general, good deeds are multiplied by 10.
As a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
that every good deed every hessonite that you do, it is multiplied by 10.
However, there are certain good deeds that
are multiplied even more.
And charity is one example of that.
The third lesson that we learn from this parable is that Allah subhanho wa Taala takes it upon himself, to reward the one who gives the chair
he took it upon himself
to reward such people
will law who by elimination,
and allow multiplies for whoever he will lose,
meaning a lot chooses you.
He wills he wishes for you,
good deed to be rewarded to be multiplied.
And there are other examples of such good deeds for example, fasting, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that fasting is one of those good deeds.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that every good deed of the son of Adam is for himself except for, except for fasting.
This is actually a hadith could see the loss of Hannah who which Allah says, Every good deed that the son of Adam does, it is for him, and he will get his reward for it except for fasting. It was for me, and I will reward him for it. So a lot took it upon himself to reward him for that.
Such good deeds, when we when they're mentioned in the Quran, or in the Sunnah in this way.
It basically indicates
that this good deed is very special in the sight of Allah.
And that's why he takes it upon himself. The I will reward you for this and that's why such deeds are multiplied way more than other good deeds.
There are certain good deeds, where
it is mentioned as we mentioned, all good deeds they are multiplied by 10. But then there are other good deeds where there is no limit
to the rewards that you will receive.
And examples of that are fasting
and giving in South Africa
and also patients
in America for saburo una eduroam.
Those who are patient, their reward will be without any accounting
meaning that a lot did not specify how much reward they will have.
Likewise here what long diminisher multiplies for whomever he wishes,
meaning that the reward of charity, yes,
it is multiplied by up to 700 times
it is multiplied after that for whomever Allah wills.
This shows us the significance of giving in sadaqa. That's why
in Surah tomonaga, cool, awesome Hannah huhtala tells us
he commands us to give
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what can you know solid
law commanders are you believe that give, give spend from what we have given to you,
before a day comes in which one of you before a day comes
before death comes to one of you?
And he says, My Lord,
delay delay this appointed time for me delay death
I could go back to the dunya for a Sock Doc and give a charity and be from among the ranges. The scholar see the reason why he specifies charity
as opposed to any other good deed, why did he specify charity here? The scholars say because
after death, he seems
in the accurate, he seems to agree reward for charity for sadaqa how it is multiplied
not just up to 700 times but far beyond that the sky's the limit.
And so all of this shows us the importance of a sadhaka and being generous and giving feasibility Nah, I asked Allah subhanahu wa taala to make us from among those who are generous and not stingy
to make us from among those who give with a loss and to accept whatever we have given for his sake.
Also Allahumma salli ala nabina Muhammad Ali, he was so happy he was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh