Sunday, 13 April 2014

Spending For The Cause Of God – Another Simile


Spending For The Cause Of God – Another Simile

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse –265   of  286, Section –36  (Part - 3)

And the likeness of those who spend their wealth in search of Allah’s pleasure, and for the strengthening of their souls, is as the likeness of a garden on a height. The rainstorm smiteth it and it bringeth forth its fruit twofold. And if the rainstorm smite it not, then a shower would be enough. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.                  
Wa  masalul-laziina  yun-fiquuna  ‘am-waalahu-mub-tigaaa- ‘a  marzaatillaahi  wa  tasbiitam-min  ‘anfusihim  kamasali  jannatim-  bi-rabwatin  ‘asaabahaa  waabilun-  fa- ‘aatat  ‘ukulahaa  zi’-fayn.  Fa- ‘il-lam  yusib-haa  waabilun-  fatall.  Wallaahu  bimaa  ta’-maluuna  Basiir.  


God Almighty has mentioned in this verse about those people who spend their wealth only for the purpose that Allah Almighty may be pleased, they may get His consent and they may prove their obedience.

Allah Almighty illustrated the likeness of those persons with the garden, which is situated on a height; air of that place is naturally witty and productive. The rainstorm smites it and this garden brings forth its fruit twofold. Moreover, if the rainstorm does not smite it, and drops only a shower, then only that shower would be enough, even then it will bring some fruit.   

Here likeness of rainstorm has been given as spending the wealth and the purpose to tell the garden on height is that his intention is entirely correct. He spends only for the Will of Allah Almighty. Therefore, if he spends his wealth very much, then its result will also be as good as the rainstorm smites the garden and it brings fruit twofold. In the form of clear intention if he spends a little, even then, he will get reward equally as due to only drizzle the garden certainly brings also some fruit.

Another reality has been described here that as the humankind inclines from badness to evil, like this, he turns with good action toward goodness and naturally, he remains steady on goodness.

Fortunate are those persons who advance toward the goodness and abstain from the badness.  

We should never forget it that the huge sacrifice of spending the wealth is wasted due to concept of in-sincerity, showing kindness and putting someone in trouble.

On the other hand a little Almsgiving brings much fruitful on the condition that purpose of it is required only to do one’s duty and pleasure of Allah Almighty.         

Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) 

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