Financial Sacrifice

Whenever God showers a people or a community with His favour and His grace, he invariably requires some sacrifice from them. In other words, sacrifice is essential if one wants to gain the nearness of Allah and His pleasure. God Almighty says in the Holy Quran: "You cannot attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love; and whatever you spend, Allah surely knows it well." (3:93)

Explaining the blessings of spending ones wealth in the way of Allah the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw said:

"Whoever spends anything in the cause of Allah, is rewarded seven hundred times more." (Tirmidhi)

The Promised Messiahas also highlighted the importance of financial sacrifices in this day and age. He said:

"It goes without saying, that you cannot love two things at the same time: it is not possible for you to love wealth as well as to love Allah. You can love only one of them. Lucky is he who loves Allah”. (Majmu’ah Ishtaharat, volume 3, p. 497)

Beloved Huzur, Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his helper, desires that new ahmadis take part in financial sacrifices from the very beginning so that as a result there faith gets strengthened. In this regard Beloved Huzur (aba) said:

"If the habit of paying Chanda (financial sacrifices for the propagation of Islam) is inculcated in them (new ahmadis) from the very beginning, and they are told that Allah commands us to make sacrifices in the cause of His Religion, their faith will get strengthened and they will get accustomed to paying Chanda”
(Friday Sermon, November 5, 2004)

The UK New Ahmadies Department is here to help you in this regard and will assist you to embark on your spiritual journey of making sacrifices in the way of Allah Almighty. . If you have any queries regarding participation in financial sacrifices please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Below you can find further information about how you can spend in the way of Allah.

Zakat

Zakat is a fundamental pillar of Islam, and it is obligatory on Muslims who have held money or monetary forms in possession for one year, if in excess of the threshold (Nisab).

For more details click here.

The New Dedication (Waqfe Jadid)

Allah Almighty has emphasised in the Holy Qur’an that every Muslim should make financial sacrifices. Hence there are several financial sacrifice schemes in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community known as “Chanda” for the propagation of Islam. Before taking a big step new ahmadi brothers and sisters are encouraged to participate in a blessed scheme named “Waqfe Jadid” (The New Dedication). Beloved Huzur, may Allah be his helper, said in his Friday Sermon of January 9, 2004: .

“At the very beginning it should be made clear upon New Ahmadis that if in the beginning they do not or cannot pay Chanda at the prescribed rate, as they have not yet had the proper training, they should be asked to start paying Chanda Waqf-e-Jadid or Chanda Tahrik-e-Jadid. Soon they will get used to it and will even get pleasure out of paying Chanda.”

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Blessings of financial sacrifices - Accounts of new ahmadis

The community that the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) created, re-established standards of sacrifices as where seen in the companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) spoke with reference to this many times. He once said: 'I see hundreds in our Jama'at who can scarcely afford to clothe themselves and can scarcely afford to have one outfit. They do not have any property but their boundless sincerity, devotion, love and loyalty causes amazement and astonishment.'

A question that can arise: “What do we get when we pay chanda”, click here for the answer

You can make contributions via your local President or Finance Secretary and online www.chanda.org.uk'

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