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Founder’s Corner: Spend in charity before death comes

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By Dr. Emdad Khan

Let us contemplate, in Surah AlMunafequn
63:10 Ay 10
وَأَنفِقُوا۟ مِن مَّا رَزَقْنَـٰكُم مِّن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِىَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلْمَوْتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوْلَآ أَخَّرْتَنِىٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍۢ قَرِيبٍۢ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُن مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ١٠

And donate from what We have provided for you before death comes to one of you, and you cry, “My Lord! If only You delayed me for a short while, I would give in charity and be one of the righteous.”
— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran
He again, reconfirms, in next verse,

: 63:11
وَلَن يُؤَخِّرَ ٱللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهَا ۚ وَٱللَّهُ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ ١١
But Allah never delays a soul when its appointed time comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.
— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran

Here, Allah swt, simply reminding us, to spend in charity from what He has given to us before death comes to us. We should not wait to seek delay in our death to spend in charity to become righteous.

Next verse Allah swt states He will not delay when one’s appointed time comes.

May Allah swt give us capacity to spend regularly in charity from what He has given and we do not wait until we become sick.

With Salaam and Regards