It’s Never Too Late to Invest in the Hereafter
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)
Though Ramadan has come to an end, the month when Allah SWT is extremely merciful, showers His blessings on us like no other time and is more forgiving than any other time, yet it is never too late to get all of His blessings through an investment in His way that will have a guaranteed return, a huge return that one cannot even imagine, the only condition is the intention has to be purely focused on pleasing Allah SWT.
Allah’s mercy remains there throughout the year. He is always waiting for us to first simply make an intention of doing good and that is the starting point of your investment, without putting any money and any effort, you start to receive the return the kind of return which has no comparison to the return we gain from the worldly investment.
One of the beautiful things about Allah SWT is that He wants to give you back more to what you have given in His way. One of His ways to return us on our ‘investment’ is to protect us from tragedies which sometimes we don’t even get to know about. If we give and expect a certain return in a certain time and we don’t get it chances are that either we will get it at later stage in this world or in hereafter or Allah SWT has reserved the return for us for a certain time that He knows will be the best time for you to receive it.
When giving in Allah SWT way we should do background check on who we are giving the money to, for what cause, its effectiveness and impact, and we should make sure the organization is trustworthy. There are several hundreds and thousands of charities, Masajids and various Islamic institutions that one can choose from to give their donation to. In my opinion it is important to help those that do not have food and shelter but what is more important is to give such people a long term solution, creating income earning opportunities for them and enabling them to work towards sustainability in their lives. This way they not only help themselves but will be able to achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity and respect in the society and if we help someone to attain that, Allah SWT will help us to achieve whatever goals we have set for ourselves in this world and the hereafter.
To donate visit www.sabatrust.org , you can call on 714.305.5425 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
(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.)