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19 May 2019 CE | 15 Ramadhan 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Rich will be Poor

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Those who have the most will have the least on the Day of Resurrection, except for those upon whom Allah bestowed wealth, and they started giving it away left and right, front and back, and used it to do good.” [Bukhaari]

Those who own a lot of wealth and worldly luxuries will have the least reward on the Day of Resurrection, unless they spent their wealth in Allah’s Path without reserve.

Wealth and poverty are both tests from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). Both require patience to deal with.

In poverty, I must bear hunger, disease and deprivation while restraining myself from unlawful wealth and ingratitude.

In wealth, I must restrain myself from splurging on my desires and remember that I have been chosen by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) as a channel through whom the wealth must go to causes delineated by Him.

“Behold, you are those invited to spend (of your substance) in the Way of Allah. But among you are some that are niggardly. But any who are niggardly are so at the expense of their own souls.” [Quran: Surah Muhammad, Ayat 38]

“And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls, - it is they, they that shall attain to a happy state!” [Quran: Surah Al-Hashr, Ayat 9]

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