Benefits of making the donation and working for the society
Why should I give my extra time for the social development free? Why should provide something to someone without my benefits? Giving someone does not reduce your wealth instead it helps you in various ways. Donation and voluntary work bring amazing benefits to your mind, body, and society.
Developing yourselves: Working in a voluntary organization help you develop your leadership capacities, communication skills, team works, and other skills.
For higher studies and/or getting a job: To get a good job, you will need some working experience. However, if you are a fresh graduate, you don’t have any practical work experience. Then how will you get experience while you are studying? Volunteering, internship, and freelance works help you in this regard.
Furthermore, working for the people increases chances to get you scholarships for the higher studies. Voluntary works prove that you are active and work for society. People like an active and industrious person.
Finding eternal peace: medical research has proved that you will get pleasure for helping others in need. For practical experience, you just give your warm clothes to a poor person, you definitely feel better. I can guarantee it. You will feel satisfied and be happier.
Removing depression/ anxiety: Voluntary work and charity definitely reduce mental disorder. To remove depression or anxiety or stress, you can work for social welfare. Moreover, it renders people improved self-esteem & self-worth. It helps you live a longer life.
Get rid of bad habits: if you are addicted to drugs and/ or masturbation, working with voluntary organizations helps you destroy these evil behaviours.
To protect the environment and the world: For our own survival, we need to save the world by cleaning the environment. There are several ways we can do it.
We can form groups or organizations to raise awareness and motivate people to protect the environment. Tree plantation is one of the initiatives which can be taken by anyone. Civil society groups and NGOs can pressure the government to implement environment-friendly policy. Environment-friendly and informed governments can pressurize the United Nations (UN) to take broad initiatives for the world environment.
Promoting Generosity in your kids: When your children observe you to give money to some people or organizations, they naturally adopt a donating-mindset. This mindset helps your kids to be good and gentle people.
Tax Reduction: You can write off charity on your tax return form and get a certain amount of tax rebate. Some restrictions and conditions do apply. A good number of celebrities and businessmen make a donation for this purpose.
Getting reward (Sawāb): Both Quran and hadith ensure that givers (donors) will receive Allah’s rewards both in this world and in the life hereafter. Giving donation does not reduce our wealth instead almighty Allah expands it. The philanthropists and charitable persons will be awarded highly.
Sadaqah Jaariyah (an ‘ongoing charity’) is an amazing concept for Muslim people. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), said that “when a man dies, his deeds come to an end except three: beneficial knowledge, Sadaqah Jaariyah and a child who prays for him/ her”.