Paradise Doesn’t Come Cheap!
By Saghir Aslam
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Out of the 12 months 11 months are spent on how to sustain our lives in this world, earn profits to give better life style to our families and to secure a brighter future for our children. We spend so much time to learn and invest to gain the benefits of this world. Today, I would like to encourage you to invest in the life that will never end, this investment has no risks, there is absolutely no chance of losses and possibilities are that the profits will be perhaps thousands times more only if the intention is good. You don’t need to be a smart investor. 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 mercy and the best time of this investment is now the month we are in, the holy month of Ramadan.

Most of my life I have been investing in properties, various other businesses, but then I decided to invest in the way of Allah SWT and get the best ever reward on the judgment day. We all have different types of insurances to deal with unforeseen circumstances and to avoid any unpredictable situations. What do we have in order to take care of our situation on the Judgement day? Whatever you give to the poor and needy without showing off and most of time without even letting others know, will protect you on Judgement day and it’s not just about giving money, it’s also about being kind, loving and caring towards the less fortunate regardless of their race, religion, cast or creed.

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 5 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 will come handy on the Judgement day and will protect us from hellfire. That market I can 100% assure you will never crash, bubbles and there is not a single chance of any errors in His system, every single penny invested He will reward you for that as long as the intention is to ease other people’s pain and to gain the pleasure of Allah SWT.

We are extremely lucky that we have been able to experience another Ramadan. This month is no different than the boom in the stock market, when you buy shares that will give you extraordinary return on your investment. Anything that we do in this month to seek Allah’s blessings has more value than the rest of the year.

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 the way of Allah SWT.

You have a choice to make donation of Zakat and other donations to your local Masjid, local organizations in addition to that, 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 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, is catering for the orphan girls who not only get accommodation with homelike environment but all the comfort that a child needs, are provided to these orphan girls. They attend one of the best private schools in the area. There are girls empowerment programs designed to mentor them and prepare them to become future leaders. Saba Homes program is truly the way Allah SWT and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has encouraged us to help others.

To make a donation or for further information please email: info@sabatrust.org or visit: www.sabatrust.org - (714) 305-5425

(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)

(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, or 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.)

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