"Prophet Muhammad (s.w) said, 'Wealth is not diminished by giving (in charity).' Allah augments the honour of one who forgives; and one who displays humbleness towards another seeking the pleasure of Allah, Allah exalts him in ranks.
What I've always loved about Islam is that it blurs the line between analogy and literalism. We rid ourselves of sinfulness by washing the parts of our bodies that participate in sinful activities, just as we would to remove smut and filth.
Reported by `Iyad bin Himar (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has revealed to me that you should humble yourselves to one another. One should neither hold himself above another nor transgress against another.