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saadia award

A big thanks to the amazing Saadia Peerzada for nominating me for this challenge. I think it is really exciting!

Kind words and the covering of faults are better than charity followed by injury. Allah is free of all wants, and He is Most-Forbearing. Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah ayah #263

The rules

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own. Don’t forget to acknowledge the source.
  • Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.

I decided to go with my own. I hope you like them. 😀

My Nominees :

1-   Nico http://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com/

2. Genie    http://gurugenie.wordpress.com/

3.  RosaVelata   http://rosavelata.wordpress.com/

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— Are there any Al-Quran verses that tell about sadaqah (charity)?

Yes! One of them is Surah Al-Nisa verse 114, which means; No good is there in much of their private conversation, except for those who enjoin (human)to give charity or provide peace between people. And whoever does that seeking means to the approval of Almighty Allah-then We are going to give him a great reward

—– Are there any Al-Quran verses stating about reward for charity?

Certainly! One of them is Surah Al-Hadid verse 18, which means; Indeed, the people who pratice charity either men or women and (they who) have loaned Almighty Allah a goodly loan-it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward

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There was a man who used to give loans to poor people. When his assistant used to go to them to recover the loans, the master would urge him to be forgiving to those who were not able to pay back his loans with ease, believing that, in that way, perhaps God would show him forgiveness.

When the man came face to face with the Almighty, He forgave him.

Hadith of Al-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah

integrity is virtue

integrity is virtue

It was a cold and windy night. We friends met after a long time and were chatting for hours in a restaurant. We did not notice that time flew away and it was close to ten. We decided to take an auto rickshaw to go back home.

It started raining and we hurried to get into an auto rickshaw and reach our place. None of the auto rickshaws stopped for us, except one.

The driver asked us where we wanted to go and we told the place. Without a single word about fare, he said, ‘please get in!’

It was so cold and heavy shower of rain made it chillier so we at once got in the rickshaw

However we thanked the kind driver for stopping for us when no other rickshaw or taxi did.

The driver asked us where we wanted to go and we told the place. Without talking anything about the fare he started to move.

Since it was very cold, so I asked  Rehman (the driver) to stop and have a cup of tea with us when we got home.

He refused. I insisted him to take a cup as it was very cold.

He refused again.

My friend asked, ‘Do you mind having tea with us?’

Driver Rehman replied,  ‘Thank you sir, but I’m sorry I don’t feel like having tea now.’

My friend asked, ‘Do you have any habit that you won’t eat outside?’

Rehman said, ‘No!’

My friend became angry on him, ‘You think we are not equal to share a cup of tea with you?’

I was really surprised at his behavior and asked my friend not to compel him.

I was inquisitive to know the reason so I stopped him. Then what he said was heartbreaking.

He said in a very low tone. ‘Sir, my son passed away in an accident today. I don’t have enough money for his funeral. How can I drink tea or eat anything? I don’t feel the cold, rain or hunger. My heart is burning of grief.  Will you please excuse me and let me go. I have to make money. If I get two or three more customers I can get enough to meet my expenses of funeral.’

We friends were stunned and so much  moved, so offered him to bear the expenses but he refused politely but firmly.

He said, ’Thank you for your generosity. I don’t want to bury my son with charity money. I believe that Allah will help me. I will earn it before dawn.’

He could have charged us double or triple the amount like other common rickshaw drivers in the middle of the night and in such weather but he was a man of principles.

In spite of his poor financial condition and utter need he stood by his integrity.

He left a strong impact of his virtuous character on us.


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