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Discussion in 'Pyar Ishq aur Mohabbat Kaddah' at Pakistan.web.pk started by Falak, May 1, 2018.

  1. Only in truth does charity shine forth, only in truth can charity be authentically lived. Truth is the light that gives meaning and value to charity. That light is both the light of reason and the light of faith, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as gift, acceptance, and communion. Without truth, charity degenerates into sentimentality. Love becomes an empty shell, to be filled in an arbitrary way. In a culture without truth, this is the fatal risk facing love. It falls prey to contingent subjective emotions and opinions, the word “love” is abused and distorted, to the point where it comes to mean the opposite. Truth frees charity from the constraints of an emotionalism that deprives it of relational and social content, and of a fideism that deprives it of human and universal breathing-space.

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  2. Mishaikh

    Mishaikh Popular Pakistani I Love Reading

    Beautifully defined.
    Can you elaborate the term 'charity' (here) for the benefit of readers.

    Thanks for sharing @Falak
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  3. @Mishaikh
    whatever given to the needy for the sake of Allah and can also means a dowry given by a husband to his wife. Similarly, ṣadaqah is defined as to be truthful, true or sincere, to speak the truth, to establish or confirm the truth of what is said, to verify, accountability, to keep faith, truth, veracity, sincerity, soundness, excellence in a variety of different objects and the giving for the sake of Allah

    Adding to that:

    “Indeed the gates to goodness are many: glorifying God, praising Him, magnifying Him, saying ‘There is no god but Allah,’ enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong, removing (any source of) harm from the road, making the deaf hear (and understand), guiding the blind, showing the seeker his need, striving as far as your two legs could carry you and with deep concern to give succor to him who asks, carrying with the strength of your arms (the burdens of) the weak. All these are (acts of) charity.” “And your smiling in the face of your brother is charity, your removing of stones, thorns, and bones from people’s paths is charity, and your guiding a man gone astray in the world is charity for you.”
  4. Mishaikh

    Mishaikh Popular Pakistani I Love Reading

    Thanks @Falak for explaining.
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