Book Name:Hazrat Sayyiduna Talha bin Ubaidullah ki Sakhawat

How to attain the attribute of generosity?

Dear Islamic brothers! If we also want to attain the virtues of generosity mentioned in the blessed Ahadees, we must make great efforts to practically become generous. Remember! In the beginning, it will be difficult to become generous, but if some precautions are taken then gradually you will be attracted to generosity and will get rid of the evil of stinginess, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

Let’s listen to a few precautions for attaining the attributes of generosity to persuade us:

1.         Make Du’a, from time to time, to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ to attain the quality of generosity as many things can be attained by the blessings of Du’a. It is stated in a blessed Hadees: ‘اَلدُّعَآءُ سِلَاحُ الۡمُؤمِنِ’, i.e. Du’a is the weapon of a true Muslim. (Al-Mustadrak, vol. 2, pp. 162, Hadees 1855)

2.         Read and listen to the verses, Ahadees, narrations and parables about the excellence of generosity again and again and try to act upon them.

3.         Ponder over the verses, Ahadees, narrations and parables related to the condemnation of stinginess and try to refrain from it.

4.         Keep in mind the great rewards and the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and in some circumstances (for example, paying of Zakah and Sadaqat-e-Wajibah) due to stinginess, it leads to painful torments and the displeasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

5.         Remember your death abundantly, that my wealth will not be useful for me after my death; everything will be left here, therefore, it is better to become generous.

6.         Whenever the Nafs and Satan suggest you to become stingy, always do contrary to what they suggest. Instead of being in fear of the reduction of wealth due to generosity, trust Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and be strict on your Nafs, do not stop spending wealth on virtuous deeds and helping the poor.