[Al-Hadid 57:11] A Good Loan

Who is there (man zallazi) to advance a loan, a good loan, to Allah so that He multiplies it for him, and he may have a noble reward?
[Al-Hadid 57:11]

1. When we ask “Who will give”, we usually say “Manillazi” but the ayat says “Man zallazi”. The “za” means “ANYONE out there?” “Anybody?” “Is there anyone, anybody that is willing to give Allah a loan?”

2. Loan is given to someone who doesn’t own something, right? Prior to this ayat, Allah s.w.t. says that He owns the ENTIRE universe – there is nothing in existence that does not belong to Him. So why is He asking for a loan? 

3. Because we’re holding to our money & wealth like it’s ours. Are we so greedy that we don’t want to let them go? At least give them as a loan to Allah. This ayat should shake us up & cause us such heartache… We’re not greedy, ya Allah… Have we forgotten that it is Allah s.w.t. who has granted us these wealth in the first place?

4. And Allah will not only repay us back, but it will be repaid in multiples & on top of that we will receive a noble reward.

And yet despite all this, we still refuse.