activities are our own Muslim actvities supported by
the sacrifices of our own time, effort and finances
to enable any Muslim to benefit easily from work that
continuously accumulates credit from Allah (Sadaqah
Jariyah). It is our money, our work and our say - JIMAS
has never taken a penny from any foreign or local sources,
whether government grants or organisational donations,
let alone PREVENT funding or council grants. No strings
attached. Allah is pure and only accepts that which
is pure. We just want to make the most of the means
He has given us to cleanse our hearts, come nearer to
Him, and be forgiven by Him for eternal bliss in Paradise.
kind understanding and financial support is absolutely
essential in continuing all the projacts JIMAS runs
on your behalf for charity and education.
you who believe! If you support (the cause of)
He will support you, and make your foothold firm.
[The noble Qur'an, 47: 7]
seek by means of what Allah has given you the
and do not neglect your portion of this world...
noble Qur'an, Surah al-Qasas (28): 77]
you are those invited to spend in the Way of Allah:
but among you are some that are miserly.
But any who are miserly are so at the expense
of their own souls.
But Allah is free of all wants, and it is you
that are needy.
If you turn back (from the Path),
He will substitute in your stead another people;
then they would not be like you!
[The noble Qur'an, Surah Muhammad
Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
'alaihi wa sallam) said that Allah said,
"Spend of son of Adam and I shall spend on you."
[Bukhari & Muslim]
companions used to compete regarding charity
Umar said, "The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
'alaihi wa sallam) ordered us to give
charity at a time when I had some money. I said
to myself, 'This day, if ever, I will be ahead
of Abu Bakr.' I brought half of my money and
the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
'alaihi wa sallam) asked me, 'What have
you left for your family?' I said, 'A similar
amount.' Abu Bakr brought all he had and the
Messenger of Allah (sallallahu
'alaihi wa sallam) asked him, 'What have
you left for your family?' He said, 'I left
for them Allah and His Messenger.' So, I said
to myself, 'I will never compete with you again.'"
[Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi]
'Umar would spend thirty thousand all in one
time, and for the next month he would not afford
a piece of meat to eat. [As-Siyar,
vol. 3, p. 218]
'Umar was once brought twenty-two thousand dinars
and did not leave that audience until after
he divided it all for charity. [Sifatus-Safwah,
vol. 1, p. 571]
sent two barrels containing a hundred and eighty
thousand dirhams to Aishah (radhiAllahu
'anha). She asked for a plate and started
(scooping and) dividing it out to the people.
At night, she said to her servant, 'Bring me
my breakfast (as she was fasting).' Her servant
brought her some bread and olive oil, and I
said to her, 'You did not leave anything from
what came to you today, not even a dirham with
which we could buy some meat for breakfast.'
'Aishah (radhiAllahu 'anha)
replied, 'Had you reminded me, I would have
done so!'" [Al-Ihya', vol. 3,
bin Umair was killed (in the battle of Uhud).
When he was shrouded in the garment when it
covered his head, his feet showed, and when
it covered his feet, his head showed!
bin Mas'ud said, "A dirham that one of you spends
while healthy and coveting, that dirham is better
than a hundred dirhams he gives away in his
will and testament upon his death." [Tanbihul-Ghafilin,
bin Sa'd had an income of over eighty thousand
dinars a year, yet he also did not have to pay
Zakat on it. (He spent all that money before
the year had passed.) [Wafayatul-A'yan,
vol. 4, p. 130]
what burden were it on them
if they had faith in Allah and in the Last Day,
they spent out of what Allah has given them for
For Allah has full knowledge of them.
Allah is never unjust in the least degree:
if there is any good (done) He doubles it,
and gives from His own presence a great reward.
[Surah Nisaa 4:39-40]
Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi
wa sallam) used to supplicate, "O Allah, I seek
refuge in you from disability and laziness; from cowardice
and greed, from decrepitude and harshness; from
negligence and impoverishment; from lowness and humiliation.
And I seek refuge in you from poverty and disbelief;
from sinfulness, disunity and hypocrisy; …" [Hakim]
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