Free Medical Camp
Spiritual Foundation has been organising free medical camps for more than a decade, and over the years it has progressed and developed to such heights where thousands of poor and needy individuals have received free medical consultations and medicines for their mental and physical health.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) gives all us invaluable advice:
Do not show lethargy or negligence in giving alms and charity till your last breath. (Bukhari and Muslim)
The generous members and donors residing around the world have continuously supported Spiritual Foundation in its mission to serve the humanity. We present our sincere appreciation to all those who have encouraged us morally and financially to feed and support the poor and underprivileged. Due to enormous requests and advised from its donors and supporters around the World, Spiritual Foundation has developed an online facility for the public to donate and take part with us in organising the Free Medical Camp, which is indeed an act of great generosity, and an act which surely pleases the Almighty Allah and His Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). The Free Medical Camp is organised yearly on the 26th, 27th and 28th of Muharram in Kichchaucha Sharif (UP, India) during the ‘urs of Makhdoom Ashraf Jahangir Simnani. Almost on average 5000 patients are treated for free yearly. We appeal to the public to donate with their open hearts and help themselves for greater rewards with their Lord.
That which you give in usury for increase through the property of (other) people, will have no increase with Allah: but that which you give for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase); it is those who will get a recompense multiplied. (Qur‘an, 30:39)
Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public have their reward with their Rabb (only God and Sustainer). On them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. (Qur‘an, 2:274)
We all earn wealth and money, but it only becomes meaningful with its righteous spending. Wealth should be spent in giving out alms and charity. It will fetch the needy and us the blessings of the poor. It also earns Allah’s favours and grace. There is no charting possible in the absence of wealth. Remember! Those who hoard their wealth, accumulate silver and gold jewelry for gaining name and fame and to be respected and honored in society, have been strictly admonished and commanded by Allah to spend the due part of their wealth, gold and silver in His path. In the event of their failure to abide by the Command of Allah their wealth, silver and gold, will be the cause and instrument whereby they will be inflicted with grievous punishment. However, if one earns and profits to help and assist the poor and needy will receive his share from the Lord of the Universe. He mentions in the Quran:
Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: for He loves not creatures ungrateful and sinner.
Remember that there are many forms of charity described in Islam. Abu Musa narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Every Muslim has to give in sadaqah (charity).” The people asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?” He said, “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked, “If he cannot do even that?” He replied, “Then he should help the needy who appeal for help.” Then the people asked, “If he cannot do that?” He replied, “Then he should perform all that is good and keep away from all that is evil and this will be regarded as charitable deeds.” (Bukhari Vol. 2, Hadith 524). The Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have also said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his Sadaqah” (Ahmad). Furthermore, Mu‘aadh bin Jabal (May Allah be Pleased with him) related from the Prophet (peace be upon him) “Sadaqah extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
A Hadith describes a smile of a believer to be a form of charity as well. This is the great and unique message of Islam. It must be noted that the giving charity even in deep financial crises must not be considered as a loss, but a profit, which will be given to the donor by the Almighty Allah. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be Pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim Vol. 4, Hadith 6264)
We as vicegerents of Allah have certain responsibilities upon us to strive and struggle in His path in order to transform darkness into light, pain into relief, poverty into prosperity and hatred into love. We as Muslims and followers of Mercy Upon Mankind (peace be upon him) must attempt to follow his path and act upon what pleases him. We must be kind and merciful upon people and fulfil their rights, which is compulsory upon us. According to Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar (May Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
One who is kind, Allah is kind to him. Be kind to the earthling. Allah from the skies will be kind to you. (Tirmizi)
The meaning of this Hadith is that if you want that Allah should be kind and merciful to you then you should be kind to every person whether he is Muslim or a theist, friend or foe, for example hungry should be attended, give clothes to needy, look after the sick show the way to the blind, help bail out him who is in trouble. It means be nice to everyone and help him as far as possible. It is a job of good returns and it is the call of humanity. The man who has no passion for being kind on human being he will be deprived of Allah's kindness.
Hadrat Jareer bin Abdullah (Allah be pleased) has quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying,
Those who are not kind to people, Allah is not kind to them. (Bukhari & Muslim)
This Hadith shows that not being kind to Allah's creature is the basis of deprivation of Allah's kindness. (Islamic Ma'shrat)
Moreover, Islam constantly emphasises on the importance of Welfare of widows and the poor; to have sympathy with them and help them: these things also earn rewards and this is the best way for getting the pleasure of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).
According to Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased), the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
The one who strives for widows and the poor is like he is doing Jihad for Allah.
This is the opinion of the narrator that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had also said that the man is also like the person who always fasts in the day and reads navafil in the night. (Bukhari & Muslim)
According to Hadrat Abdullah Ibne Abi ufa (Allah be pleased) said:
The Prophet had no hesitation in helping widows and the poor. (Huququl E’bad)
Bayhaqi has quoted Hadrat Anas (Allah be pleased) as saying:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, the whole creatures are Allah's family and he is the best before Allah who does favour on this family.
Thus, are there any better methods or practices of showing and presenting your generosity and mercy towards the mankind than of welfare and charity? Nevertheless, while spending money we should better keep the blessings of the Hereafter in mind. This would bring us the benefits of the other world. This way of spending does not make us show off our wealth yet it brings us honor in this world and Hereafter. People are led to respect such person. Thousand bless such persons. Such proceeds of this world should not turn us arrogant and make us greedy for power and riches. This should rather be taken as a gift of God, a kind of Divine reward. This is God’s gift and God alone knows who the recipient shall be.
Four Types of the Wealthy Persons on the Day of Judgment
The following four types the wealthy person shall be put to question on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
On the day of judgement, the first person to be presented shall be he who earned wrongfully and spent wrongfully. He will be sent to hell.
The second person shall be the one who earned rightly but spent wrongfully, he too will be sent in hell.
The third person shall be he who earned wrongfully but spent rightly. He will also reach hell.
The fourth person shall be the one who earned rightly and spent rightly.
There will an order to stop this fourth person to cheek if he committed any mistake in his rightful earning, in keeping the wealth clean, in various stages of praying like rukuh and sajda, or if he delayed before saying his prayers. He will clarify that he earned his wealth in the right manner and did not lag behind in meeting the responsibilities. He will then he asked if he had horses for carriage, expensive dress, and if he ever showed his arrogance. He will say that he never showed his pride over his wealth or his dress. He will be asked if he met the responsibilities he owed to the orphans, the paupers, the neighbours or the relatives. He would reply that he never faulted on any of these counts. In the meanwhile all these people will surround him from his sides and submit before Allah to question that person if he met their rights as he was so endowed with wealth. The person would be asked if he had met his responsibilities towards each one of them. If he had not committed any wrong for any of them, he will be asked to wait and asked if he thanked Allah for everything he ate and for everything that he got from Allah?
Brethren in Islam! We need to have a vision of the day of judgement before us. We need to locate ourselves in this contest and think where, among these four persons, is our place. This is still early for action. Allah’s acceptance is in waiting. The way of salvation is lying ahead. Let us stop from earning and spending. Let us earn in the right way and spend in the noble causes. Even then we may not probably reach the status of the fourth person described above. When the Sufis and the great men of faith considered this fourth example, they stopped their desire to earn wealth and be spared of the questioning. They preferred to be Dervishes to wealthy and saved themselves from curses. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) chose to be Dervish himself and put a final seal or the dictum: “Pauperism is my pride”. This is why others after him followed his footsteps.
O Merciful Allah! Save us from the terrible consequences of wealth and riches. Save us from its prison.
O Allah! If you give us wealth, make us sensible enough to thank for the gifts.
O Allah! Save us from the terrors of deprivation and affluence alike.
A’ameen! Summa A’ameen!