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    Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart

    The first person who benefits from an act of charity is the benefactor, by seeing changes in himself and in his manners, by finding peace, by watching a smile on the lips of another person.

    If you find yourself in difficulty or distress, show kindness to others, and you will be the first to find solace and comfort. Give to the needy, defend the oppressed, help those in distress, and visit the sick: you will find that happiness surrounds you from all directions.

    An act of charity is like perfume, it benefits the user, seller, and the buyer. Furthermore, the psychological benefits that one receives from helping others are indeed great.

    If you suffer from depression, an act of charity will have a more potent effect on your sickness than the best available medicine.

    Even when you smile upon meeting others, you are giving charity. The prophet (Blessing and Peace be upon him) said:

    “Do not dismiss certain acts as kindness by deeming them to be insignificant, even if (such an act) is to meet your brother with a smiling face (for that is a deed which might weigh heavily in your scale of deeds).”

    On the other hand, when you frown upon meeting others, you are displaying a sign of enmity, an act that is so detrimental to brotherhood that only Allah knows the full extent of its evil effects.

    The prophet s.a.w informed us that the prostitute who once gave a handful of water to a dog was rewarded for that deed with Paradise, which is as wide as the heavens and earth.

    This is because the giver of rewards is forgiving, rich, and worthy of Praise.

    O you, who are threatened by misery, fear, and grief, occupy yourself in betterment of others. Help others in different ways through charity, hospitality, sympathy, and support. And in doing so, you will find all of the happiness that you desire.

    Taken from Don't Be Sad - by Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

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    :jkk: for the reminders about charity.
    “Fear your sins more than you fear the enemy as your sins are more dangerous to you than your enemy. We Muslims are only victorious over our enemy because their sins outnumber ours, not for any other reason. If our sins were equal to those of our enemy, then they would defeat us due to their superior numbers and resources.”
    ~ Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA)


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      Re: Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart

      :jkk: amin :lailah:
      "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

      The Prophet :saw: said:

      "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."


      Narrated 'Abdullah:

      The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari

      "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

      By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

      [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]


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        Re: Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart

        Alhumdulillah an inspiring reminder. :jkk: :)
        It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that he heard the (Holy Prophet)[:saw:] say: A Muslim is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe.


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          Re: Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart

          :love:"And whosoever is conscious of Allah, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allah has sent a measure for all things." (Quran: 65/2-3)


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            Re: Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart

            aw.... that's why... Islam answers so many emotion you feel in your heart but don't really undetsand what and/or why... now i know... so Allah has given us the desirein us to help others... it's so true... do you notice that people has that craving to help others, if only they are given the opportunity... so sometimes instead of always helping others to make ourselves happy, give the opportunity to others to help you sometimes so that they can be happy too...
            "There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." - Morpheus, The Matrix. :hidban:

            "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back." Surah 36:22. Ya Sin (Yusuf Ali Translation)