Hyper Connection with God’s Best Creation, Dr Emdad Khan
God in His in finite mercy has given wealth to some of us and some of us are less fortunate. For our own peace, security and safety we must give in charity openly, secretly, in day or night to our fellow less fortunate human being. This way we will be doing hyper connection to mankind and in turn will be hyper connected with God, He will love us, protect us and we will have tranquility and peace of mind.
Building an institution and masjid is very important. We spent 16 years in developing snmc community and building the masjid and community center at a cost of $8.5M. Over the years we have also spent $1.5M for needy families, student scholarships, and overseas calamities.
Since beginning of snmc we realized, while building masjid and community center is import but helping needy is equally important. In the Quran and Hadith may be few hundred times God encouraged stated helping the needy and orphans but only few times about building the masjid. The Prophet said, “Be merciful to the people of the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.
First we give in harity for our own bebfit, Our charity donation is returned multiple times here and hereafter. God states,” –. And establish Salah, and pay Zakat, and advance to God a goodly loan. And whatever good you will send ahead for your own-selves, you will find it with God much better in condition, and much greater in reward. And seek forgiveness from God. Indeed God is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. (73.20)
–هُۚ وَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَأَقۡرِضُواْ ٱللَّهَ قَرۡضًا حَسَنً۬اۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُواْ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنۡ خَيۡرٍ۬ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ هُوَ خَيۡرً۬ا وَأَعۡظَمَ أَجۡرً۬اۚ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرُواْ ٱللَّهَۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمُۢ (٢٠)
If we give in charity, God will make path to Paradise extremely easy. God in his book states, “As for the one who gives (in charity) and is conscious of God, (5) And believes in the best (religion), (6) We will facilitate for him the way to extreme ease (i.e. the comforts of Paradise). (7) But the one who is miser and deems himself self-sufficient, (8) And rejects the best (religion), (9) We will facilitate for him the way to extreme distress. (92.10)”
فَأَمَّا مَنۡ أَعۡطَىٰ وَٱتَّقَىٰ (٥) وَصَدَّقَ بِٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ (٦) فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ ۥ لِلۡيُسۡرَىٰ (٧) وَأَمَّا مَنۢ بَخِلَ وَٱسۡتَغۡنَىٰ (٨)وَكَذَّبَ بِٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ (٩) فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ ۥ لِلۡعُسۡرَىٰ (92.10١٠)
Again, we must give food to the needy and Orphan for our own salvation. God asks Prophet Muhamed,” Have you seen him who belies the rewards and punishments of the Hereafter? He it is who drives away the orphan and does not urge giving away the food of the poor. (107:1 – 3)”
أَرَءَيۡتَ ٱلَّذِى يُكَذِّبُ بِٱلدِّينِ (١) فَذَٲلِكَ ٱلَّذِى يَدُعُّ ٱلۡيَتِيمَ (٢) وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ ٱلۡمِسۡكِين107.3
When God tests us a human being, and thus straitens our provision we say, “My Lord has disgraced me.” (16) No! But you do not honour the orphan, (17) And do not encourage one another to feed the needy. (18) And you devour the inheritance with a sweeping gulp, (19) And love wealth, an excessive love. (89.20)
وَأَمَّآ إِذَا مَا ٱبۡتَلَٮٰهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيۡهِ رِزۡقَهُ ۥ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّىٓ أَهَـٰنَنِ (١٦) كَلَّاۖ بَل لَّا تُكۡرِمُونَ ٱلۡيَتِيمَ (١٧) وَلَا تَحَـٰٓضُّونَ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ ٱلۡمِسۡكِينِ (١٨) وَتَأۡڪُلُونَ ٱلتُّرَاثَ أَڪۡلاً۬ لَّمًّ۬ا (١٩) وَتُحِبُّونَ ٱلۡمَالَ حُبًّ۬ا جَمًّ۬ا (89.20)
To attain piety with God, we must give what we love. God states, “You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of God). God knows whatever you spend. (3:92):
لَن تَنَالُواْ ٱلۡبِرَّ حَتَّىٰ تُنفِقُواْ مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَۚ وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَىۡءٍ۬ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِهِۦ عَلِيمٌ۬ (3,92)
We must spend as preparation for life here after, God states, O you who believe! Spend from what We have given to you before a day comes when there will be no trading, no friendship and no intercession, and it is the disbelievers who are unjust. (2.254)
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَنفِقُواْ مِمَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن يَأۡتِىَ يَوۡمٌ۬ لَّا بَيۡعٌ۬ فِيهِ وَلَا خُلَّةٌ۬ وَلَا شَفَـٰعَةٌ۬ۗ وَٱلۡكَـٰفِرُونَ هُمُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ (2,254)
We will desire to spend in charity when death is near to us. God states, “And spend out of what We have given to you before death overtakes one of you and he says, “My Lord, would you not give me respite to a near term, so that I should pay sadaqah (alms) and become one of the righteous?” (10) But Allah will never give respite to anyone, once his appointed time will come. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do. (63.11)”
وَأَنفِقُواْ مِن مَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن يَأۡتِىَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلۡمَوۡتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوۡلَآ أَخَّرۡتَنِىٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ۬ قَرِيبٍ۬ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُن مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ (١٠) وَلَن يُؤَخِّرَ ٱللَّهُ نَفۡسًا إِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهَاۚ وَٱللَّهُ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ (63.11)
We should give to Kinsman but not be extra vegan. God states, “Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan’s brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (17:26 – 27)
وَءَاتِ ذَا ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ حَقَّهُ ۥ وَٱلۡمِسۡكِينَ وَٱبۡنَ ٱلسَّبِيلِ وَلَا تُبَذِّرۡ تَبۡذِيرًا (٢٦) إِنَّ ٱلۡمُبَذِّرِينَ كَانُوٓاْ إِخۡوَٲنَ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِۖ وَكَانَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ لِرَبِّهِۦ كَفُورً۬ا (17.27)
We should give to charity to purify ourselves and for Sake of Pleasure of our creator God only. The Quran states, “Who gives his wealth (in charity) to become purified, 2 (18) While no one has conferred any favour on him for which he would give a return, (19) But (he gave his wealth in charity) only to seek the Countenance of his Lord, 3 the Most High. (20) And surely he will soon be happy. (92.21)
ٱلَّذِى يُؤۡتِى مَالَهُ ۥ يَتَزَكَّىٰ (١٨) وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِندَهُ ۥ مِن نِّعۡمَةٍ۬ تُجۡزَىٰٓ (١٩) إِلَّا ٱبۡتِغَآءَ وَجۡهِ رَبِّهِ ٱلۡأَعۡلَىٰ (٢٠)وَلَسَوۡفَ يَرۡضَىٰ (٢١)