Some advice from the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh praise him and Peace be upon him)

“I order you to give charity. It is like when a man is taken captive by the enemy, and they tie his hand to his neck and bring him close to cut his head off. He then starts saying, “Will you allow me to pay you a ransom for myself?” Then he starts giving both a little and a lot until he has paid the ransom.” [Narrated by Al Ḥākim]

Translation: Abu Zakariyya Dawood Kinloch