My Closing Argument

December 30, 2022

A Friday Reflection shared from our Suhba Online Program with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui.

Jumu‘a Mubaraka!

Rasūlullah ﷺ teaches in a hadith: “al-Sadaqa burhan” — charity is a proof. 

The word sadaqa has the root s-d-q, the same as sidq, or sincerity.  Burhan is a proof that rests on a dalil, or evidence.  

Charity is proof of sincerity. 

Without the sadaqa of the tangible, how can I graduate to sadaqa of the equal, if not more important, intangible resources? Time. Service. Emotions. Values of akhlaq.

Without sadaqa, I will never melt my ‘me’ by the many.

Inspired by the Qur’an and Sunna, our scholar-saints made it a part of their litany of Divine remembrance to give daily sadaqa, even if a little.  Let me follow their beautiful example.

And may the proofs of my sidq mount, by His grace, to be my closing argument on the day I am destined to stand, alone, in His court. Amin.

Let’s not forget to read Surat al-Kahf and send much salawat on Rasūlillah ﷺ today. 

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