In this lecture based on one of his well-known khutbahs about charity, Siraj Wahhaj demonstrates the reality of wealth from an Islamic perspective. He reminds the audience to use their money wisely and inspires them to spend now before it’s too late. Remarking that this is one of the most important topics to understand, he places the life of this world in the proper context and reminds us of just how fleeting material things really are. A great talk that emphasizes the importance of giving and that our true security comes with investing in the hereafter. Includes an extensive question and answer session that addresses, among other things, the following issues: saving money in the bank, balance in spending, zakat on gold jewelry, sadaqah jariyyah, reward for helping non-Muslims, and giving zakat to non-Muslims. (Duration: 1 hour, 35 min) Siraj Wahhaj, imam of Masjid Taqwa in New York, is well known among Muslims in North America as a dynamic, motivational speaker and tireless supporter of Islamic causes. He accepted Islam in 1969 and received training at Ummul Qura University. He is the former vice president of ISNA and has served on the Majlis Ash-Shura since 1987. He received high praises from the media and NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrols in Brooklyn, New York in 1988.