Our faith is a vital part of our lives, encompassing elements of every day and helping to influence the deeds that we do. Faith can bring hope, happiness and help us endeavour towards becoming better people, yet it is also important to ensure that we share our own good fortune with others.
Although we have unwavering faith, sometimes it can be difficult to understand how the different pieces of the puzzle fit together. In times of darkness, we must endeavour to overcome our personal struggles and join together to help others. After all, it is our deeds and actions that speak volumes about the strength of our character.
For that reason, it is important to ensure that we fully understand why generosity is so important in faith.
Donating to charity should be a key component of daily life as it is an integral part of faith. There are many worthwhile charitable organisations out there, set up with the aim of improving the quality of life for many people both close to home and further afield.
If you aren’t in a position to be able to donate financially, you can always donate your time instead. By committing even just a few hours a month, you can drastically improve the lives of the people around you while working towards bettering yourself – the perfect recipe for generosity.
As we practice our faith, there are certain obligations and religious dues that we are expected to abide by if we are able. From the joyous celebrations of Eid to the important lessons we are taught during Ramadan and through our annual donation of Qurbani, we learn the importance of keeping our faith and adhering to the wishes of Allah (SWT).
However, these are all excellent opportunities to share our generosity with those in need. For instance, for Muslims in the UK, donating Qurbani to vulnerable people across the world is a great way to spread the benefits of this most auspicious of occasions.
Sharing Good Fortune
As we have already mentioned, it is important to share our good fortune in order to develop, grow and better ourselves as individuals. However, when it comes to our local communities and the wider world, these small acts of kindness and generosity can have a much larger positive impact than you might imagine.
Often, inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places. Surprises and unexpected rewards will come to those who consistently work to better themselves, helping the people around them and striving for fairness, equality and a better future.