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Reflecting on the Spirit of Sacrifice

  • Today we will share a story about a very special individual. Although his name is mentioned perhaps only once or twice in the books detailing the life of our Prophet s.a.w., his contributions left a profound impact. His contributions in the early days of Islam serve as an inspiration for us to do good. 
  • The spirit of sacrifice or giving that is encourages in Islam is one where the individual is willing to sacrifice his own needs for a bigger interest and a wider benefit. 
  • God does not look at the quantity of a person's contribution, but rather what He looks at is our sincerity and our willingness to give something that is of value to us - be our wealth, our time or our energy.