Alms-giving


Sharing the wealth God has bestowed upon his followers is strongly suggested in both the Bible and Qur’an. Because not all fingers are equal and the society has poor people in need of money, religion teaches to offer assistance in the form of cash or kind. Alms-giving is further explained by the scriptures that preach that;

Bible

“ Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:1-4
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2nd Corinthians 9:7
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Matthew 19:21
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him how does God's love abide in him? 1st John 3:17

Quran

“O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the good things you earn, and from what we have produced for you from the earth. Do not pick out the bad therein to give away, when you yourselves do not accept it unless your eyes are closed. You should know that Allah is Rich, Praiseworthy.” [Qur’an 2:267]
“You cannot attain righteousness until you give to charity from the possessions you love. Whatever you give to charity, GOD is fully aware thereof.” [Qur’an 3:92]