Many of us have desire to receive only and some they even rob from others!As muslims,no matter how much you may have or received,it is only for you until you die.Then,it belongs to others.Everything we own will be of no use to us because the currency of this world has no legal tender in the Hereafter.
Only what we did(our amalan) and what we gave away in this world shall belong to us in the next world,insyaAllah.The smaller we give away now,the smaller we get later.So,it is our choice-to have bigger stake with a short period or to have a smaller stake later for ever?Let us pray to Allah to guide us on what haq is haq(real and true) and what is batil is batil(false and wrong).Below is a note from a Sayyid Qutb:
Desire to Give
Al-Insan (Humans) - Chapter 76: Verses 8-10
"Who give food - though they need it themselves - to the needy, the orphan and the captive, [saying within themselves,] 'We feed you for the sake of God alone. We desire neither recompense from you, nor thanks. We fear the day of our Lord: a bleak, distressful day.'"
These verses describe the compassionate feelings of true believers, symbolized in their offering of food, which they need for themselves, to people who are less fortunate than themselves. In other words, they put such needy people, orphans and captives ahead of themselves, feeding them despite their own need of the food.
We see compassion overflowing from such hearts that seek God's pleasure, looking for no reward or praise from any creature. They do not hold up their favours in an attitude of conceit. They simply want to avoid the woes of a bleak and grim day, which they genuinely fear.
Giving food to the needy in such a direct manner was at the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him, the proper expression of the believer's own compassion and the most needed type of help. Ways and forms of charity may be completely different in other circumstances and social environments. What is important is the need to maintain such compassion towards others and the desire to do good only for God's sake, looking for no earthly recognition or reward.
Taxes may be regulated in society, and a portion of such taxes may be allocated for social security, ensuring that the poor are helped. However, this meets only one part of the Islamic objective that these verses refer to. Islam imposes zakat duty to fulfil this part of meeting the needs of the poor and the deprived. Islam, however, considers an equally important part of this objective, the feelings of those who give; in other words their desire to give elevates them to a high, noble standard. We must not belittle the importance of this objective. Islam is a faith that sets a system to cultivate people's better feelings and sentiments. Kindly feelings and generosity refine those who are charitable and benefit the ones in need.
"In the Shade of the Quran" - Sayyid Qutb, Vol 17, pp. 410-412