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