Investing in Your “Aakhra”
By Saghir Aslam
(The following information is provided solely to educate the Muslim community about investing and financial planning. It is hoped that the Ummah will benefit from this effort through greater financial empowerment, enabling the community to live in security and dignity and fulfill their religious and moral obligations towards charitable activities)
I have been writing on how to invest in this world, for the comfort and luxury of this world and purely for worldly gains. Today I decided to write about investing in the life that will never end; this investment has no risks, no chances of any losses and possibilities are that the profits could not just double or triple the investment but perhaps thousands times more. I am talking about investing in the way of Allah SWT, investing in humanity purely for the pleasure of Allah SWT, investing in the poor and needy, investing in orphans to seek Allah’s happiness and the best time of this investment is now - the month we are in, the holy month of Ramadan.
After having invested so much of my wealth only to gain financial benefits in this world, I decided to invest in the way of Allah SWT and get the best ever reward on the judgment day. While people are fleeing Pakistan due to the security issues, risks to their lives and for many other challenges faced on daily basis, I on the other hand decided to leave my comfortable life in America which I lived for more than 57 years, leave my family, my daughters, my five grandchildren and my friends behind only for one reason: to help build orphan girls’ future which will help me to build my future in the life hereafter.
Most of us are so busy with our daily routine that we sometimes do not realize what we are missing on. We might be successful business people, investment gurus and best at how to double our wealth but we often miss the opportunities Allah SWT has given us to build our accounts and increase the figures in those accounts that He maintains. That market, I can 100% assure you, will never crash, bubbles and there is not a single chance of any error in His system. Every single penny invested He will reward you for that as long as the intention is to please Allah SWT.
We are extremely lucky that we have been able to experience another Ramadan. This month is just like that particular moment in the stock market when you have a chance to buy shares that will give you extraordinary return on your investment. Anything that we do in this month to seek Allah’s blessings and His pleasure has more value than in normal days.
This is the time when we can overcome our weaknesses and be closer to Allah SWT by investing in His way. Wise investment is the one that will give you more benefits for a longer period and that is what you get exactly when you give part of your wealth in Allah SWT’s way.
You have a choice to make donation of Zakat and other donations to your local Masjids, local organizations in addition to those organizations that are working nationwide and internationally. You also have a choice to donate your Zakat and make other donations to a unique orphan support program; Saba Homes. A unique state of the art institution right next to the Islamabad airport is catering for orphan girls who not only get accommodation with homelike environment but all the comfort a child needs are provided to these orphan girls and they go to one of the best private schools in the area and not only that but there are capacity-building programs designed to mentor them and prepare them to become future leaders.
To make a donation or for further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.sabatrust.org - (714)767-7222
(Saghir A. Aslam only explains strategies and formulas that he has been using. He is merely providing information, and NO ADVICE is given. Mr Aslam does not endorse or recommend any broker, brokerage firm, or any investment at all, nor does he suggest that anyone will earn a profit when or if they purchase stocks, bonds or any other investments. All stocks or investment vehicles mentioned are for illustrative purposes only. Mr Aslam is not an attorney, accountant, real estate broker, stockbroker, investment advisor, or certified financial planner. Mr Aslam does not have anything for sale.)