Financial sacrifice must be for the sake of Allah alone

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Last Updated on 23rd December 2022

“If someone makes a donation or contributes in the way of our religious needs so that their name is published, then remember that such a one desires worldly fame, renown and recognition. However, a person who walks on this path purely for the sake of Allah Almighty, and remains determined to serve the faith, does not need such things. Worldly renown has no value or worth. Names, written in heaven as recognition, are of true value. What value is there in names written on paper? They are present at one time and waste away later. However, that which is recorded in heaven is never erased. The effects of this last until the end of time. I have many sincere friends, who are known to very few of you, but they have always stood by my side. For example, there is Mirza Yusuf Baig Sahib, who is a true and genuine friend. I have mentioned him because this is a means of introducing brothers to one another, and this also increases their mutual love. Mirza Sahib has been with me since the time that I lived a life of seclusion. I can see that his heart is replete with love and devotion, and he is constantly filled with fervour to serve the community. In the same manner, there are many other friends as well and all of them are brimming with the sincerity and fervour of love, each to the extent of their own faith and divine understanding.”

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. II, pp. 55-56)

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