“The example of those who spend their possessions for the sake of Allah is that of a grain out of which grow seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains: for God grants manifold increase unto whom He wills; and Allah is all-embracing, all-knowing.”
[Surat al Baqarah, verse 261]
In this life, we strive to gather as many good deeds as we can so that we may secure a position for ourselves in Paradise. Once we die, this gathering of good deeds stops, and what we have sent forward during our time on Earth is what we will reap on the Day of Judgement – Or at least that is usually the case.
When a person gives in the way of Allah (SWT), the good deeds they accumulate from this action do not stop once they have died. One example is donating money to a Mosque or a place where Islam is taught. So long as that Mosque or place of Islamic Teachings is in operation that person who donated will continue to reap the rewards of that deed, even if they have been dead for a thousand years.
The Holy Prophet (PBUHHP) said: “When charity (alms) is delivered out of the hand of its owner, it (the thing being given) says: ‘At first I was perishing and you gave me life; I was insignificant and you made me great; I was an enemy and you turned me into a friend; you used to protect me then but now I will protect you up to the Day of Resurrection’.”
How much should I Donate?
There is no set amount when it comes to donations. The more you donate, the greater your reward is. As long as your intention is purely for the sake of Allah (SWT).
Some people may be embarrassed to donate because they feel that the amount they want to donate is too small, but a little donation is better than no donation at all. As Imam Ali (AS) has said in Nahjul Balagha: “Do not feel ashamed if the amount of charity is small, because to refuse to give is an act of greater shame.”
What do we do with Donations?
We currently have many projects we are working on, and even the smallest donations make a difference. Some of these projects include building an Islamic Library and opening an Islamic Youth Centre.
All donations given are used solely for the funding of these projects and programs, as everyone in the Jaafaria committee is a volunteer.
How can I donate?
Money transfer to
Account Name: Aljaafaria Society
Account Number: 571866940
Cheque Payable to
Post to: P.O.Box A269, Arncliffe NSW 2205