You want Jannah as wide as the Heavens and the Earth, yet you are stingy with your wealth?

Allaah prepares Jannah for you, as wide as the Heavens and the Earth, and you want to be stingy with the obligatory and preferred deeds? You are not compassionate with the poor, or with the orphan, or with a relative and you want Jannah as wide as the Heavens and the Earth? The merchandise of Allaah is expensive! It requires that the person offers everything he possesses in this Life, his self, and his wealth, as Allaah says, Glorified and Exalted be He,

“Verily, Allaah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties for (the price) that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allaah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth, which binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his convenant than Allaah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success.”

[At-Taubah: 111]

The seeker of Jannah must act. He must be truthful in Eemaan and truthful in actions, according to the attributes that Allaah has described,

“Those who spend their wealth (in Allaah’s cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”


And here, Allaah says, Blessed and Exalted, ‘Those who spend (in Allaah’s cause) in prosperity and in adversity.’ ‘Adversity’ is during the time of famine, and ‘propserity’ is the time of affluence. So he does not cease this spending and his generosity or from seizing these opportunities. And opportunity does not come except that he seizes it, seeking by that Allaah’s Face, Blessed and Exalted, not in order to be seen or to be heard of and not so that it might be said ‘So and so is generous,’ or that praises be showered on him. Indeed he wants, with that, the Face of Allaah, Blessed and Exalted. If he gives to the poor, he gives to them seeking Allaah’s Face, not wanting any recompense or thanks from them,

‘Verily, We Fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislike to it).’

[Al Insan:10]

[At Taqwa and its Effects and the Characteristics of the Pious and their Recompense , by Shaykh Rabee Bin Haadi al-Madkhali , Pages 21-23]