O amor é equação onde prevalece a multiplicação do perdão. Você o percebe no momento em que o outro fez tudo errado, e mesmo assim você olha nos olhos dele e diz: “Mesmo fazendo tudo errado, eu não sei viver sem você. Eu não posso ser nem metade do que sou se você não estiver por perto”. O amor nos possibilita enxergar lugares do nosso coração os quais sozinhos jamais poderíamos enxergar.
Being charitable and providing for the needy is a major aspect of Islam and characteristic of the Muslim. Charity is one of the major foundations of Islam. If it is weak, then the foundation of the faith and the Muslim community is weak. This will eventually come to touch each of our lives, one way or another.
In spite of this, there are still an unfathomable amount of starving, poor, hungry and destitute Muslims and non-Muslims in the world. At the same time, there is a high number of rich Muslims in the world who are wasting their wealth on luxuries, and even forbidden items. Remembering to give charity correctly is crucial to both the well-beings of the needy as well as our own ultimate happiness.
The importance of charity is heavily emphasized in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), who never asked a soul for anything for himself and was keen on helping out the poor without worrying about his own poverty. He said :
“The upper hand is better than the lower hand
(he who gives is better than him who takes).
One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person
(from the money left after his expenses).
And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him self-sufficient.”
I sometimes think, how is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city. You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every
boulevard, is its own special art form…