Islamic Date17 Rabi‘ at-akhir
English Date14 December
I Want to be the Richest
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “I wish to be the richest man in the world.” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
When I am content with what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has written for me in this world, I will free my mind to work for my Hereafter. The freer I am to work for my Hereafter, the more I will accumulate for it.
The world rewards me primarily on the results I produce: But Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) rewards me on sincerity and effort.