Moral standards are universal, and one of the most important aspects of Islam is adherence to high moral standards and good manners. May the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, taught Muslims to have the best manners and personal characteristics.
Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) said, “A lady, along with her two daughters came to me asking for some alms, but she found nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two daughters.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari) God tells us in the Quran that whatever we give away generously, with the intention of pleasing Him, He will replace it. Say: “Truly, my Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and also restricts it) for him, and whatsoever you spend of anything (in God’s Cause), He will replace it.
And He is the Best of providers.” (Quran ) The companions of Prophet Muhammad understood the value of being generous.
To me, thankfulness means that a person has realized the true value of something and is willing to do something to prove it.” His last sentence reminds me of many donors I know.
Tozer said, “Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” Start with a definition of thankfulness from a tenth-grade student who described it in a 2004 essay on Write Work titled, “The Importance of Being Thankful.” The writer tells us “Thankfulness is being able to have a certain degree of appreciation for a certain thing, place, or person.
Our help is needed to get something done, and mostly it is to answer a need. You’re not just responding to their need, but their value.
Mayflower Pilgrim George Winslow, in a 1622 booklet titled “Mourt’s Relation,” said, “And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.” In a modern rephrasing we might say it this way: Although we do not always have as much as we have today, it is by God’s goodness that we have so much that we can share with you. Though it is not always bountiful, we share what we have. I am not wise enough or possess the wisdom of an A. No matter what religion, race or colour we are, certain qualities serve as the moral standard.Ibn `Abbas said that he heard Prophet Muhammad say, “The believer is not the one who eats when his neighbour beside him is hungry,” another companion heard the Prophet say, “The believer is simple and generous, but the wicked person is deceitful and ignoble.” Princeton University wordnet defines generosity as the willingness to give freely.Islam encourages this concept of generosity so much so that it is embedded in one of the five pillars of Islam, the obligatory charity known as Zakaat. Sometimes we are donors because we don’t have the time to volunteer; we lose out on the opportunity to touch and feel the work that matters. Men, women, young people, children, companies, foundations – they recognize the important work taking place at nonprofit organizations.Abdullah ibn Omar was seen in the market buying fodder for his camel on credit.One of the men queried this knowing that Abdullah had received 4000 dirhams and a blanket the previous day.But we know it matters, leaving us with a decision. What can we do to prove we appreciate what they are doing? Often, we respond to an organization’s request for funds as an answer to serve those in need. When you send your donation check is it because you realize the true value of a thing, place or person?