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It might be a natural tendency to think that one loses money when they give charity. However, Islam challenges that notion. The Prophet peace be upon him is noted to have said that giving charity does not decrease one’s wealth. Allah also says in the Qurʾān: Who is it that will lend Allah a goodly loan, so that He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned (Q. 2: 245). This means that when we give in charity, we are benefiting ourselves. God takes that charity and returns it to us in multiple ways.

Often that results in a raise at work, being protected in your health, life, and family. The beauty of Islam is that it teaches us that happiness and wealth are in giving and sharing much more than they are in greed and hoarding. If you have a difficulty in your life and want God to help you, then take a moment and help someone in need. You will find that God will send someone or something your way when you are in need.