The Prophet said: 'Charity is a necessity for every Muslim.' He was asked: 'What if a person has nothing?' The Prophet replied: 'He should work with his own hands for his benefit and then give something out of such earnings in charity.' The Companions asked: 'What if he is not able to work?' The Prophet said: 'He should help poor and needy persons.' The Companions further asked 'What if he cannot do even that?' The Prophet said 'He should urge others to do good.' The Companions said 'What if he lacks that also?' The Prophet said 'He should check himself from doing evil. That is also charity.'
Say: "Verily my Lord enlarges and restricts the Sustenance to such of His servants as He pleases: and nothing do ye spend in the least (in His Cause) but He replaces it: for He is the Best of those who grant Sustenance.
Quran (Sa’ Ba 34 : 39)
So fear Allah as much as you are able and listen and obey and spend [in the way of Allah ]; it is better for your selves. And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul - it is those who will be the successful. If you loan Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and forgive you. And Allah is Most Appreciative and Forbearing.
“Sadaqah extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire.”
Why the Sadaqah Jariyah Progam?
Allah is obviously in need of no one and no thing from us, but continues to give us opportunities to continue receiving His Blessings. The Sadaqah Jariyah Program (SJP), having offiicially been established in 1995, is structured to provide the opportunities for us to consistently fulfill our worship activity of Sadaqah. The term Sadaqa denotes an act of giving from yourself but that can also provide you with benefits, a risk-free investment. Jariyah is something that is continuous and ongoing. The program is structured around the terminology, with the intent of honoring God consistently (monthly) for the Blessings He constantly showers us with. This is reason enough to give in His cause. As the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “The best Sadaqa is one that is consistent, even if it is small.” The SJP is a recurring monthly contribution program, with benefits in this and the next life, that everyone is encouraged to participate in.
And they will say, "Praise to Allah , who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative. He who has settled us in the home of duration out of His bounty. There touches us not in it any fatigue, and there touches us not in it weariness [of mind]."
“Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your cause’, and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser."
Allah is just in compensating us for what we give, He amplifies its benefits in this life and the next (Ash-Shakur). There are many ways by which Allah could potentially reward us for the Sadaqah we give sincerely for Him:
• Improvements in employment or business ventures
• Blessings in Family Life
• Protection from calamities
• Protection from ill health
• Speedy recovery if fallen ill
• And so much more we get everyday and are not aware of
SJP Member benefits at ISCF include:
• Discounts on ISCF services such as cemetery plots, MECCA Hall rentals, etc.
• Discounts with partners such as Disney, Orlando Magic, and more.
• Invitation only events
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"And be constant in prayer, and render the purifying dues (Zakat); and whatever good you send ahead for your own selves, you shall find it with Allah: Indeed, Allah sees all that you do."
Did you know that over the past year, the ISCF community has performed over 285,000+ acts of worship at your ISCF facilities? All Praise is Due to Allah (SWT) for His Guidance and Infinite Blessings to our community. We thank you for your investment in your community by participating in the Sadaqah Jariyah Program. Your investment at work in this life is producing returns for you with Allah in the next with all the Ibadat your investment helps facilitate! Your investment today helps strengthen the foundation of our community for future generations long after we are all gone, insha Allah. By supporting our community, we will insha Allah get some credit for all the ibadat we help facilitate and make possible. May Allah (SWT) accept our intentions and efforts to work to please Him alone.
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Ash-Shakur (The Grateful, The Thankful)
One of the Beautiful Names (Attributes) of God is Ash-Shakur (can be translated as The Grateful, The Thankful, The Appreciative). One might be inclined to wonder, ‘God, has an attribute of being thankful’? In his book, Imam Al Ghliaza translates Ash Shakur as "The One Who Expresses Thankfulness by rewarding bounteously". He explains that Ash Shakur is "the One Who rewards trivial pious deeds with many grades, and the One who gives unlimited happiness in the life to come for activity during a limited period (in this life). The one who rewards the good deed with multiples of it is said to be thankful for that good deed, and the one who praises the performer of this good deed is also said to be thankful for it. If you consider multiple rewards (to be the criterion in this matter), then there can be no absolute Ash- Shakur except God Most High, because His increase of the reward is not restricted and limited since the blessings of Paradise are infinite."
Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allah and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish. That He may give them in full their rewards and increase for them of His bounty. Indeed, He is Forgiving and Appreciative.
As Muslims, we must be thankful and appreciative of every blessing our beloved Creator has given us out of His Love and Mercy. No matter our condition in life, we are always blessed. As practicing Muslims, we must always put God first in our lives which can make our actions into worship. We must not only be thankful for having received our gifts, virtually having never even asked for them, but also to receive God’s Gratitude for doing so! Our Lord is infinitely Generous!