Donations and Sadaqa
Dear brothers and sisters: As-salaam Alaikuum (Peace be unto you)
مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّئَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاء وَاللّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah's way is as the likeness of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah giveth increase manifold to whom He will. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing. (2:261)
وَمَا آتَيْتُم مِّن زَكَاةٍ تُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَ اللَّه فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُضْعِفُونَِ
But that which ye lay out for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase): it is these who will get a recompense multiplied. (30:39)
وَأَقْرِضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ اللَّهِ هُوَ خَيْرًا وَأَعْظَمَ أَجْرًا وَاسْتَغْفِرُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
And [thus] lend unto God a goodly loan: for whatever good deed you may offer up in your own behalf, you shall truly find it with God - yea, better, and richer in reward. And [always] seek God's forgiveness: behold, God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace! (73:20)
Whatever we spend on ourselves here and now are only for our temporary sustenance while whatever we give in the way of Allah is an eternal investment that provided everlasting sustenance. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) encouraged this aspect of Islaam. He said:
"A generous person is close to Allah, close to Paradise, close to people, and far from Hell. However, a miserly person is far from Allah, far from Paradise, far from people but close to Hell. Allah loves more an ignorant man who is generous that a worshiper who is miserly." (Tirmidhee)
He also said:
"If I had a mountain of gold, I would not like to save any of it for more that three days, except something I put aside to pay my debts" (Bukharee)
your donation is very mush appreciated, May Allah accept all your good deeds…Ameen
“Save yourself from the (Hell) Fire even with half a
date (to be given in charity). And if you do not find, then with a good
pleasant word.” – Collected by Al-Bukhari
To make a donation to the Masjid (The Islamic Center), you may:
· Use the donation box located inside the Masjid.
· See Brother Mahmoud Shalash or Brother Mohamed Sadek.
· Send your donation via U.S Mail to:
The Islamic Center of Lexington
649 South Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40508
Checks are preferred.