Previously we talked about the companions spending their wealth in the cause of Islam, mainly to support the work of spreading Islam and helping those in need. We have pointed out that although the companions spent their wealth for others, it doesn’t mean that Islam forbid us from pursuing wealth.
But what inspires the companions and people of faith to give their wealth, possessions and assets to others? , the wealth that they had worked so hard to acquire?
Reading surah al-Hadid from beginning to end, we will discover a great secret that we ourselves may have been groping to find before. How to give birth to a generation that gives all their possessions in the cause of the ad-deen?
What was the great motivation from heaven that had caused them to want to help the government led by Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم without the slightest feeling of loss or regret from the properties that were spent?
ءآمِنوا بِاللهِ وَرَسولِهِ وَأَنفِقوا مِمّا جَعَلَكُم مُّستَخلَفينَ فيهِ ۖ فَالَّذينَ ءآمَنوا مِنكُم وَأَنفَقوا لَهُم أَجرٌ كَبيرٌ
“Believe in Allāh and His Messenger and spend out of that in which He has made out successive inheritors. For those who have believed among you and spent, there will be a great reward.” (Al-Hadid: 57)
May we be among those who will spend in the cause of deen.
Source: Ustadh Syaari Ab Rahman