Opening the door of sustenance with infaq or alms, was ordered by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in some of His words, including the verse, "Say:" Verily, My Rabb has sustained sustenance for whom He desires among His servants and narrows to (who He wants). "And whatever things you spend, then Allah will replace them and He is the Provider of the best sustenance." (QS. Saba ': 39)
Ibn Kathir in his interpretation explained this verse, "Whatever you have given in the path according to the command or permitted by Allah, then Allah will replace it, both in the world with another substitute, as well as replace it with a reward later in life hereafter."
Shaykh Fadhal Divine said: "Whoever benefits his sustenance means he has fulfilled the conditions for a substitute fortune. Whoever withholds his wealth from infaq, then the wealth of the world will definitely be exhausted. The person who holds his fortune from infaq means that he has not yet fulfilled the conditions for another fortune to become his successor. "
There is nothing eternal and everlasting from worldly possessions. If it can be likened, a treasure is like a well. If the well water is taken, the source will issue new water again. If the well is left alone, it is also impossible for the water to overflow to the surface. Every time sustenance is sustained, each time it also replaces sustenance will occupy the old fortune.
A trader who knows that his merchandise will rot and not sell if left unchecked, would encourage that person to immediately sell it. Although the payment is still delayed. Instead of allowing merchandise to rot and not sell. Well, what if someone buys the item with cash payment plus more non-cash payments? Surely the seller would be willing to sell it. He will sell his goods to Allah, who guarantees payment in the world at the same time in the hereafter.
Most people are not aware of the above reality, that wealth will eventually rot and disappear without remainder. Most assume that with wealth, humans can exist forever. Allah SWT said, "Who collects wealth and calculates it. He thought that his wealth could perpetuate it. "(Surat al-Humazah: 2-3)
They are not people who deny death. They know that no human can live forever. However, his attitude and actions reflect the attitude of people who do not believe in death and loss of property. Therefore, when God makes His promise to us that He will open the door to new fortune when we have offered or devoted our wealth, He needs to strengthen that promise in several ways.
Ibn Assyria interprets the Saba'39 letter above by saying: Allah strengthens and confirms the promise to give a substitute in that verse, in the form of conditional sentences (number of syarthiyyah). Allah also makes it in the form of nominal sentences (number of ismiyyah) and prioritizes subjects with predicate verbs. All of that shows the sincerity of God's promise and that He wants humans to do it.
But the problem is, is there a guarantee that God will replace him cash in the world? This is a question that often disturbs people's minds. Although God says in the Koran in earnest, but if there is no guarantee of a paper stamped with six thousand, or there is no certificate of notary, it seems humans still lack faith. That is man in modern times. They believe in a stamped paper or a notary signature, rather than the word of God in the Koran that is guaranteed to be true.
The proof, when investing in a company or factory, what is the guarantee? None other than a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) paper, notarial deed, or maybe just 6,000 rupiah stamped paper. With the guarantee of the papers, they believe. However, when they invest in Allah, Rabb Giver of sustenance in the universe, humans still need evidence and guarantees. Is not enough of the greatness and power of God in the universe to be guaranteed? Are not the sheets of Koran paper in which God's words are written as collateral?
In this discussion, there is no need to confuse charity or give spending money to families as our responsibility, invest money for the construction of madrasa buildings, or give alms to the weak and needy people around us. All of them are forms and ways to open the doors of God's blessings that are guaranteed to be profitable by the holy word of God in the Koran.
Releasing or giving away our possessions sometimes needs to be given openly to the people. But it is often better to say it in secret or in private. When a believer needs to give uswah or example to others in order to imitate him, then the infaq should be done openly and known by many people, without being accompanied by arrogance or showing off (riya ').
When someone has to secretly invest property, because it has become everyone's duty, then it doesn't need to be done openly. People who have a smart mind and a healthy mind, and are oriented to the afterlife, will surely weigh wisely, whether to open their wealth openly or quietly.
Allah said, "Does anyone know that what is revealed to you from your Lord is the same as a blind person? Only those with reason can learn, (ie) those who fulfill the promise of Allah and do not break the covenant and those who connect anything Allah commands to be connected, and they are afraid of their Rabb and afraid of reckoning the bad one. And those who are patient because they seek the pleasure of their Rabb, establish prayers, and spend part of the sustenance that we give them, covertly or openly, and reject evil with good. It is these people who get the end (good) place. "(Ar-Ra'd: 19-22).
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