Written by: Haniyyah Anwar aged 12
Yep you’ve guessed. This article is all about money.
Money, Money, Money. I’m guessing that most people reading this article want to be rich when they are older. Am I right? I bet you would like be the next Sir Alan Sugar-with your own private jet and colossal mansion. Shopping at Harrods instead of the 99p Store! Life would be so relaxed with no worries and no debts. Well if you believe all that you are fool! You can’t buy happiness and love. That’s the reason why you see so many celebrities committing suicide, taking drugs and having marriage which only last a few months. These famous people start to become so obsessed with themselves and their money that they forget about everything else. I guess that having less of the luxuries shows you the good things in life.
You and Your Money
As soon as I have money in my hand I can’t wait to spend it – I’m guessing all youths go through this phase and our parents are praying that we grow out of it as soon as possible! But if we do want to buy something we should see if it is worth while or are we just buying it for the sake of it. I personally think that buying designer labels are silly. Why spend £200 on a Gucci coat that will last you 3 months if you can buy a coat for £20 that will last you a year! If you can come up with a valid reason other than ‘cos my mates wear them so I have to follow the trend’ then I will give you a medal! You should take care of your money and buy something useful. Moving on lets read about how you can help others with your money…..
Zakah, is the third pillar of Islam. You may think Zakah its ‘only money’ your parents have to give to charity, about £20 a year’ but it isn’t anything like that at all. Yes, it is fard (you have to) on your parents to give at least 2.5% of your savings to charity but it is also an act of worship. Zakah itself means PURITY. Now I bet you didn’t know that? We know what Zakah means but what’s in it for us, what are the benefits? The benefits of Zakah are:
Zakah is only Fard on adults but we can do it too and earn lots of reward and help the needy.
So, how can we help? Well that’s the fun and easy part. Here are some great, fun and simple ideas which can help you raise money for a local mosque, charity, school or cause.
See its easy peasy, lemon squeezey! So give it a try. Here is a tip- Start small and work your way up.