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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

PO Box 43476 Tucson AZ 85733-3476 USA

Tel/Fax: (520) 323 7636

Masjid Tucson site: http://www.masjidtucson.org

Masjid Tucson e-mail: info@masjidtucson.org



Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X

 
 

Best System of Economic Welfare

Cont’d from page 2

The Zakat charity is a means of having a prosperous nation that provides its individuals with the best economic welfare. It is the best investment against crime, economic hardship and social disparity.

Hoarding Results in Misery

There are people who spend a lot of money to secure themselves and their material possessions while they do not give away from God’s provisions to them. They usually end up living a miserable life because of their hoarding. It is a divine law that there is no escape from their misery unless they give away from the things they love and seek refuge to God for genuine protection.

Principles of Giving

Here are some verses from the Quran to detail charity:

O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession… [2:254]

O you who believe. you shall give to charity from the good things you earn, and from what we have produced for you from the earth. Do not pick out the bad therein to give away, when you yourselves do not accept it unless your eyes are closed. [2:267]

If you declare your charities they are still good. But if you keep them anonymous, and give them to the poor, it is better for you, and remits more of your sins…[2:271]

When they give they are neither extravagant nor stingy; they give in moderation. [25:67]

They ask you about giving: say,  “The charity you give shall go to the parents, the relatives, the orphans, the poor, and the traveling alien.” Any good you do, God is fully aware thereof. [2:215]

They also ask you what to give to charity say, “The excess.” [2:219]

…Give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. [3:134]

Those who spend their money in the cause of God, then do not follow their charity with insult or harm, will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by insult…. [2:262-263]

Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have no-thing to fear, nor will they grieve. [2:274]

…Give (to charity) for your own good. Any one who is protected from his own stinginess, these are the successful ones. [64:16]

…. Any charity you give is for your own good. Any charity you give shall be for the sake of God. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice. [2:272]

Your Lord has decreed: “The more you thank Me, the more I give you…” [14:7]

[Abdullah—reprinted from June 1994]

God Willing

30th

Annual Conference
United Submitters

August 7-9, 2015

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Saguaro

God willing, the 30th annual conference of United Submitters International will be in the Tucson AZ on August 7, 8 and 9.

We will include more details in subsequent issues of the Submitters Perspective, God willing. You can keep an eye on the web site for details as well:
www.masjidtucson.org/conference/

But save the dates and start planning for another special gathering of submitters.

God willing, see you in August.