“If ye disclose (acts of) charity, even so it is well, but if ye conceal them, and make them reach those (really) in need, that is best for you: It will remove from you some of your (stains of) evil. And Allah is well acquainted with what ye do.”
The concept of charity is gladly not unknown to anyone of us and it is highly practiced in almost every country around the globe. Some people prefers to help the mankind personally whereas some opts to donate to charitable organization made for a specific or multiple causes. Islamic states, also perform an appreciable role in charity along with our countries, also have a religious obligation to act for the well-being of other people. Pakistan itself does not stand behind in providing assistance to the ones in need.
Pakistan is known to spend more than 400 million rupees annually in charity. Famous for charitable organizations like Edhi Foundation, Chippa Welfare Association, Ansar Burney Trust, Dar-ul-Sukun and many more, citizens of Pakistan do not fail to express their love and concern for their fellows struggling to live a normal life.
With the increasing social platforms and media, we cannot overlook the fact that charity can no more be called as an act of compassion alone. Many of us have annihilated the purification of this intention by using it to make ourselves look better in the society and to enhance our status quo. Instead of showing off the ‘cash’ by spending it on luxuries, the new technique is to flaunt them by donating them to reputable charities. This may sound a ‘win-win’ situation for the needy as their needs will be fulfilled either way but on the other hand it is also a way to sully the concept of charity which is to help the others with pure intentions. Charity which is supposed to be kept in the ONLY context that is for welfare of the ones in need is changing with the running time.
There is not a lot that we can do about it other than guiding the ones we found, intentionally or unintentionally, being a part of this serious chaos. Many organizations are working day and night to motivate the individuals to donate the amount for the service of mankind, they must also emphasize the concealment principle in the concept of charity to keep it pure. They must ensure that the positive message is properly delivered to the ones who could help and who are helping but for their self-benefit. Bringing knowledge is found to be one of the most effective way to improve the world which can be used in this scenario as well. On a lower scale, each one of us can individually act for this purpose as well to save the society from this clutter,