In this life, especially nowadays, you see everyone working hard to get cash, get famous, get a house, get a car….now that’s not a bad thing. Absolutely no, that’s everyone’s dream however there’s one thing… notice in the beginning of everything mentioned was the word “get”.
We humans tend to want to “get” more than “give”.
Hardly do we give and this is unfortunate.
Charity, as we all know, is all about giving but what do we get from giving to charitable organizations?
No matter how many improvements we have made to general living standards, they have not reached all parts of the world. What we usually take for granted, someone else in some part of the world is struggling really hard for.
Charity is one of the best ways to help such people. Most of the time, charity is in financial form, however, there are several other ways to be charitable as well depending on what your target is. Collectively, any kind of charity is considered to be a noble act.
Here are 6 reasons why we should donate to charity:
1. Improving Self-worth
Donating to the poor or any kind of charity is a good way to feel good about yourself. It is a satisfactory act. Most people find helping underprivileged people to be a part of the meaning of their lives.
2. Giving Back
Many successful people come from a poor or underprivileged background. They say when you reach the top, you should not forget to send the lift back down
3. Spreading the Love
In a world where everything is becoming a victim of materialism, everybody is craving love. It is an emotion that the world severely lacks in nowadays. Charity is a good way to prove that love still exists. It gives people hope that humanity is still present.
As mentioned earlier, we take so many aspects of our life for granted. Donate to charity and you will come across how the world is deprived of the simplest of blessings. It brings you to be grateful for your own privileges and forces you to be careful about them.
When you donate to charity and join non-profitable organizations, you will come across like-minded people. It not only helps to make more friends but allows to form stronger groups that can help the masses and fight for causes such as poverty and cancer.
6. Join Causes
Your will to donate will help you discover organizations and causes they fight for. You will come to face a side of the world you never knew existed. It makes you aware of causes such as poverty, serious diseases, even mental health.
Charity does not have to be big or leave a huge impact. A little act of kindness at the right moment can give someone a good day. These days you can also make online donations that help keep charity alive even during a busy life.
Now we know that giving to charity and helping out is very important but what is the purpose?
Charities often collect funds for a variety of good causes like feeding the homeless, clothing the naked, treating victims of natural disasters and wars, and many more.
Check your wallets, bank accounts and savings, if you think you can spare a little bit of that amount, donate it to a good cause and Allah will reward you with more.
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