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19 October 2017 CE | 28 Muharram 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Without Extravagance or Conceit


The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Eat, drink, wear clothes and give alms without extravagance and without conceit.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) said: “Eat what you wish and wear what you wish, if you can avoid two things, extravagance and conceit.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Extravagance consists of two things: (1) buying what you don’t need, (2) spending more than necessary on the things you need.

Conceit means to feel that one is better than others because of something that one has.

These two sins, i.e. extravagance and conceit, must be avoided at all times but three times in particular:
(1) when we feed ourselves,
(2) in how we dress,
(3) when giving Sadaqah.

If we have enough to give Sadaqah, this too is a special favour of Allah’s on us. We should always be grateful to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for His blessings and use these blessings wisely, with humility and with gratitude to Him (subhana wa ta’ala).

As we clean our houses yet they get dirty again and so we are always cleaning them: So also our hearts and intentions get dirty and we need to keep cleaning them and ask Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to help us with the process.

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