Lesson - 20
(3) Financial Offering
Surah ‘Al-‘Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
Stage – 1, Verse – 3c of 286, Section – 1 of 40 (Part - 1)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
3c. And spend of that We have bestowed upon them
3c. Wa mimmaa razaqnaahum yun-fiquun
RazaqNaahum – (We have bestowed upon them). These are two separate words, “RazaqNaa” (We have bestowed) and “hum” (upon them). The word, “RazaqNaa” has been derived from “rizq” which have vast meanings in Arabic Language. All kinds of favors and blessings come in it, whether those are external as wealth, health and children etc. or internal as knowledge, wisdom and understanding etc. In the Grants from God Almighty, the wealth is a great thing. It is obvious from this verse that everything has been granted by Allah Almighty and which gifts are rewarded to the mankind, all are bestowed due to His Kindness.
yun-fiquun – (They spend). This word has come out from “’infaaq”, which means “spending the wealth”.
Third attribute of those people, who fear God heartily and spend their wealth for His cause - is being narrated in this part of the verse. That, whatever God Almighty has bestowed upon them, they spend out of it in reasonable and needful situations, for just and useful purposes. Spending the wealth for the sake of Allah Almighty is a great sacrifice. There are many such people who perform only physical worship but do not like to spend any penny. This kind of avarice is dangerous in this world and for the Day of Judgment.
Whenever the friends, relatives and parents of any person turn to him for help in their needs, at that time, he displeases them and the stingy denies, then they are afflicted in their minds. And after that, a difference comes in his business, because they give up co-operating with him. Besides this, when there is no constitution of supporting the needy people in the society i.e. orphans and helpless people and spending in public welfare projects, then correctness of the national affairs and defense extensions are stopped, all the people are entangled in trouble and resultantly, personal wealth is finished.
In the life after death, it will be the result of stinginess that when; the love of wealth is engraved on the heart and the soul of mankind leaves body at the time of death, it remains very much restless due to the love of the wealth, and this improper love appears in the form of snakes, scorpions and manifests in the form of fire, which adopts form of a wrath. So, Allah Almighty has taught the mankind that; for success of the world and the religion, it is necessary that the people should sacrifice their wealth. And like this, they should spend from His given strengths, abilities and qualifications to serve the humanity.
It is our duty that we must not withdraw from serving the common people with our all struggles, strengths, abilities and wealth, and we should participate wholeheartedly according to our ability. This is the best for the nation, the country and for every individual.