Islamic Date22 Thu al-Qa‘dah
English Date12 July
What are the Worst Evils?
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “A hot temper and miserliness.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
A hot temper, easily ignited, sets fire wherever it goes. It constantly damages and destroys, moods, happiness, family life.
Miserliness is a ridiculous trait to have. Whatever we have is from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and He promises its replacement with increase when we spend it in the paths He (subhana wa ta’ala) has delineated.
May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) help us to keep ourselves in check from these worst of evils. Ameen.