While we are all eager to make our Ramadan productive, let’s learn one of the aspects with which the beloved Prophet (sa) made his Ramadan special; generosity! Read and find out some practical ways of being generous and inculcating this habit in our lives during and after Ramadan.
Living life without considering responsibilities or fearing and preparing for Allah's accountability will only lead to regret. Taqwa is an essential characteristic we must embody as Muslims, hence we must be vigilant of our every action and behavior, striving tirelessly to live a life of goodness throughout, so that we may reap the most beautiful of rewards. Read this story to find out how taqwa can manifest in our daily lives.
Sitting in the company of poor people helps us to get onto right track and enables us to ponder on blessings we have, seeing people who are deprived of basic accessorizes of life, not only softens our hearts, but makes us humble, and thankful to our creator. That is why it has been told to us to always see people below us, and not to fall into unremitting worldly race, because it never ends.
Generosity is a trait that is unfortunately undervalued nowadays. However, it is part of our Islamic identity hence it needs to be revived. As Muslims, we need to make it a habit to be generous to others with everything that we have been blessed with, we have to be able to give others with a big heart thus form a smile on their faces!
Some of what we do is greater than other things depending on where Allah made us excel. It is like a farmer who is producing exotic fruits and he has some trees which are special which he reserves for himself and does not take to the market while some are standard marketable produce and others are below par than what he would want to send to market. Allah grants us special blessings in some areas and makes us deficient in others.