You have selected a $10 000 Donation
Allahu Akbar! You have reached the top-level donation! If you proceed with this donation, you will be among the very few people in the whole world that Allah has blessed to achieve the enormous reward of supporting this Masjid with such a huge donation! You will be making history in sha Allah! This Masjid will in sha Allah be established by your hand!
You will in sha Allah harvest the Ajr for every child that memorizes the Quran, every youngster who is inspired to come back to Allah, every non-Muslim who embraces the Deen, and every new Muslim who learns to pray – all the way until the Day of Judgement!
The Prophet ﷺ said:
“O son of Adam, it is better for you if you donate your surplus (wealth), and if you keep it, it is worse for you. ...” [Sahih Muslim 1036]
Please reflect upon this!
Who of us can say that they follow this advice from the Prophet ﷺ? It is better for us to give our extra savings in Sadaqah, and not only that, the Prophet ﷺ said it worse for us to keep it.
Wallahi, it’s easy to cite such a Hadith but to really implement it is very difficult. In the Hadith, there’s a promise by the one who doesn’t speak from his own desires. He promises us ﷺ that it’s better for us not to save our money, but to spend it in the way of Allah.
It’s not easy to grasp this reality because it demands a huge sacrifice of the Nafs. Our Nafs is saying, save it for yourself and your future, while the Messenger of Allah is saying, give it… Since the sacrifice is so difficult, there must be a good reason to do it, right?
The Prophet ﷺ said it is better for us, but how?
Firstly, you’re practically showing Allah that you trust Him SWT and His Messenger ﷺ. You’re putting your Tawakkul into action. And Allah loves those who practice Tawakkul!
Secondly, it’s guaranteed that Allah will substitute what you give Him with what is more valuable to you. If you gave $10 000 to Him, He would replace that! How and when? You don’t know, but it will be in a way and at a time you will benefit from immensely.
Thirdly, in the case of our Masjid, it will be a Sadaqah Jariyah for you. Which means that you will keep getting rewards from the fruits of this Masjid until the Day of Judgement in sha Allah. Every single act of worship that results from this donation will be put on your scale of good deeds.
Fourthly, suppose you donate your savings to Allah. In that case, He will take it in His right Hand and enlarge it and give you up to 700 times in return on the Day no currency will be accepted except for your good deeds. You will in sha Allah get the Ajr for having donated up to $7 000 000!
Fifthly, the Prophet ﷺ promised a house in Jannah for building a Masjid. If your savings are invested in the establishment of this house of Allah, Allah will in sha Allah build you a likewise palace in Jannah.
When we truly think and reflect upon all of these fantastic benefits, we understand why the Prophet ﷺ said it is better for us to donate our savings, and why it is worse for us to keep them.
May Allah bless your enormous contribution, Ameen!