What Do You Love the Most?
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “None of you (truly) believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Muslim]
Ibne Umar (radi Allahu anhu) used to buy sugar (made from dates) and distribute it among the poor. His servant once submitted that it would be better if bread were given to the poor instead of sugar, as they would benefit more from it. He agreed with the suggestion but said that Allah Ta'ala has said: “You shall never attain piety unless you spend of that which you love.” [Surah Al-e-Imran, Ayat 92] Since, he himself loved sugar the most, he gave the same to the poor.
May Allah Ta’ala also give us this great quality; to give from what we love the most in order to fulfill one of His commandments. Ameen.