To me, thankfulness means that a person has realized the true value of something and is willing to do something to prove it.” His last sentence reminds me of many donors I know.
It was explained that before nightfall Abdullah had distributed the money amongst the needy.
He then took the blanket, threw it over his shoulder and headed home, but by the time he arrived even the blanket was gone, he had given it to a needy person.
Our help is needed to get something done, and mostly it is to answer a need. You’re not just responding to their need, but their value.
Mayflower Pilgrim George Winslow, in a 1622 booklet titled “Mourt’s Relation,” said, “And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.” In a modern rephrasing we might say it this way: Although we do not always have as much as we have today, it is by God’s goodness that we have so much that we can share with you. Though it is not always bountiful, we share what we have.
Be thankful for the individuals who give of their time, their own money, and their wisdom to help. There is a profound reason that we each must reach out and touch others to feel truly generous.
Be thankful for the nonprofit working every day to help and the staff that show up to get the job done.
Ibn `Abbas said that he heard Prophet Muhammad say, “The believer is not the one who eats when his neighbour beside him is hungry,” another companion heard the Prophet say, “The believer is simple and generous, but the wicked person is deceitful and ignoble.” Princeton University wordnet defines generosity as the willingness to give freely.
Islam encourages this concept of generosity so much so that it is embedded in one of the five pillars of Islam, the obligatory charity known as Zakaat.
Muslims believe that everything originates from God and everything will return to Him, thus, it is logical to behave as if that which we possess is merely a loan, something we are obligated to preserve, protect and ultimately share.
Whenever Prophet Muhammad met a miserly person, he advised him to be more generous and charitable.