22 . "If this isn't the place for lessons from the Bible...how about the Koran?"
Posted by Chicagoclipper on
Dec-21-17 at 08:04 PM (Eastern)
Posted on Dec-21-17 at 08:04 PM (Eastern) by 220.127.116.11
God teaches in all faiths the blessings of generosity and giving with 2 hands and not counting what is given in return
"Generosity can be viewed as a wise investment in the future. Generosity or sadaqa may pave the way to Paradise because with every generous act comes great reward from God. However, being generous does not only mean giving freely from what you have in abundance. Generosity does not lie in giving away something that is no longer useful but in giving freely from the things we love or need.
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. God knows what is in the hearts of men.
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 34:39)"
“And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.” (Quran 2:272)
God is the One who provides for us and He expects us to share generously. We are encouraged to be benevolent and unselfish with our possessions, with our time and with our exemplary behaviour towards others.
I can reference the Torah as well to cover the major 3...and not leave anyone out.