A question about Sadaqa
Submitted by on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 12:51
Dear Brother / Sister,
Sadaka or offering are good deeds, but not obligatory acts. They are just worship, pray and supplication to Allah Almighty. Allah is the True Healer alone. Sadaka should be offered just for the sake of Allah. Our intention should be like this in any case.
Furthermore, since man is subject to endless tribulations and afflicted with innumerable enemies despite his boundless impotence, and suffers from endless needs and has innumerable desires despite his boundless poverty, after belief, his fundamental innate duty is supplication. As for supplication, it is the basis of worship of God and servitude to Him. In order to secure a desire or wish he cannot obtain, a child will either cry or ask for it, that is, he will supplicate through the tongue of his impotence either actively or verbally, and will be successful in securing it. In the same way, man is like a delicate, petted child in the world of all living creatures. He has to either weep at the Court of the Most Merciful and Compassionate One through his weakness and impotence, or supplicate through his poverty and need, so that the things he wants may be made subject to him, or he may offer thanks for their being made so. Otherwise like a silly child who creates a fuss over a fly, saying: "With my own strength I subjugate things it is not possible to subjugate and things a thousand times more powerful, and I make them obey me through my own ideas and measures," he displays ingratitude for the bounties. And just as this is contrary to man's innate nature, so too he makes himself deserving of severe punishment.
Questions on Islam
- Fourth Point: The aim of perfection in man's creation; the strength that he takes from his weakness and impotence.
- Fifth Point: The power of supplication and its meaning, kinds, the answering of it and acceptance.
- Dzikir and Du'a
- Fifth Matter which is the Fifth Booklet: The booklet of Thanking.
- The First Addendum to the Twenty-Fourth Letter: It explains the interpretation of the following verse and states the importance of supplication (dua): “O people! No importance would your Sustainer attach to you were it not for your supplication.”
- Fourth Remark: The power that man gains with his weakness; the mystery in the fact that all living beings become a servant for man.
- About death
- What is the meaning of dua (supplication) and the wisdom behind it?
- What is the subtle secret in dua (prayer/supplication)? Is every dua accepted?
- The Thirty-Third Word: It explains that there is a window opening to Almighty Allah in everything with thirty-three examples.