Etymologically, the word charity has a meaning that is parallel to the faith (As-Shidqu), that justifies the faith in the form of charitable deeds. From here, then one's faith is unquestionable as he claims to be a believer but not generous, he is reluctant to menginfakkan portion has to be given to people in need.
The Prophet had said, "the generous Behavior it is proof of the faith." (Narrated By Muslim). Instead, God condemned the people who don't want to share to the poor as the religious liars (Q. S Al-Ma'un: 1-3).
Many people assume that the charity is only beneficial to the recipient. In fact, Dole also provide amazing benefits for the perpetrators, those who give alms. From the side of ruhaniah, God clearly revealed that the charity issued a rid itself of the sins and purify the soul from the nature of the miser (Q. S At-Tawba: 103).
Socially, the charity was able to cultivate a sense of solidarity with fellow human beings by raising the dignity and the dignity of the House of the weak who need, such as the poor, and the poor and orphans. With charity, some who are financially disadvantaged can be helped and also improve the welfare of society.
Islamic jurisprudence has taught the habit of the noble gifts as a manifestation of concern to fellow. Didn't the Prophet have given great promise for those who want to ease the burden of others? The Prophet said, "whoever burden trouble a believer when in the world, then later God will meringankannya out of trouble on the day of resurrection." (Narrated By Muslim).
A generous person who was fond of giving charity also occupies a glorious position on the side of God. Forgiveness and heaven-acre expanse of sky and Earth promised by God for those who likes giving charity, both in happy nor hard (Q. S Ali Imran: 133-134).
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