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لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ْﻦﻋ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ٍﺪُﺣُأ ُﻞﺜِﻣ ﻲﻟ نﺎآ ﻮﻟ
ٍﻦﻳَﺪِﻟ ﻩُﺪِﺻْرُأ ٌءﻲَﺷ ﱠﻻإ ٌءﻲَﺷ ﻪﻨﻣ يِﺪﻨِﻋَو ٍلﺎَﻴَﻟ ُثﻼَﺛ ﱠﻲَﻠﻋ ﱠﺮُﻤَﺗ ﻻ ْنَأ ﻲﻧﱠﺮﺴَﻟ ، ًﺎﺒَهَذ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Abu Hurairah (May allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
"If I had gold equal
to Mount Uhud (in weight), it would not please me to pass three nights and I have a thing of it left with me, except
what I retain for repayment of a debt".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The words of the Prophet (PBUH) speak eloquently for his matchless piety and prove that he did not
like to keep worldly goods with him. This Hadith also shows that expression of a pious desire is permissible.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
ْﻦَﻣ ﻰﻟإ اوُﺮُﻈْﻨَﺗ ﻻَو ْﻢُﻜْﻨﻣ ُﻞَﻔﺳَأ َﻮَه ْﻦﻣ ﻰﻟإ اوُﺮُﻈْﻧا
ْﻢُﻜْﻴﻠَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﺔﻤﻌﻧ اوُرَدْﺰَﺗ ﻻ نَأ ُرﺪْﺟَأ َﻮُﻬﻓ ﻢُﻜَﻗﻮَﻓ
ٍﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻆﻔﻟ اﺬهو ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
، يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
» َﻈَﻧ اذِإ
ُﻪْﻨِﻣ ُﻞَﻔْﺳَأ ﻮه ْﻦَﻣ ﻰﻟإ ْﺮُﻈْﻨﻴْﻠﻓ ِﻖْﻠَﺨﻟاَو ِلﺎﻤﻟا ﻲﻓ ِﻪﻴﻠﻋ َﻞﻀُﻓ ْﻦَﻣ ﻰﻟإ ْﻢُآُﺪَﺣَأ ﺮ
Abu Hurairah (May allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
Look at those who
are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior to you, for this will keep you from belittling Allah's
Favour to you.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This is the wording in Sahih Muslim. The narration in Al-Bukhari is: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
"When one
of you looks at someone who is superior to him in property and appearance, he should look at someone who is
inferior to him".
By looking at the worldly goods and riches of others, a person gradually becomes unthankful for the
blessings which Allah has bestowed on him. The best remedy for this
is that which has been prescribed by
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) in this Hadith. The remedy is that one should look at the people who have lesser
worldly goods and riches than one's own. If a person has a small house of his own which can protect him from the
harshness of weather, then he has no need to see enviously towards sky-high buildings and palatial houses of others.
He should look at the homeless people who spend their nights on footpaths and live in huts which in rain leak like
sieve and are swept away by a wave of flood water, etc. But from a religious angle, one should see towards those
who are more fearful of Allah and observe their Salat meticulously so that one becomes more fond of obedience of
Allah, has a greater fear of Him and devotes more time to prayer and devotion. This dispensation is also given in
other Ahadith.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋو
ْنِإ ، ِﺔَﺼﻴِﻤَﺨﻟاَو ِﺔَﻔﻴﻄﻘﻟاَو ِﻢَهْرﱢﺪﻟاَو ِرﺎَﻨﻳﱢﺪﻟا ُﺪْﺒﻋ َﺲِﻌَﺗ
ضْﺮَﻳ ْﻢَﻟ َﻂﻌُﻳ ْﻢَﻟ ْنِإَو ، ﻲﺿر َﻲِﻄﻋُأ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May allah be pleased with ihm) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"May he be miserable, the
worshipper of the dinar and dirham, and the worshipper of the striped silk cloak. If he is given anything, he is
satisfied; but if not, he is unsatisfied".
"A slave of dinar and dirham and silk cloaks
" here means a person who prefers these things
to the Divine injunctions and commands and strives day and night to amass worldly goods. Instead of worshipping
Allah, he worships such things and is thus guilty of worship of others besides Allah, a condition which causes his
لﺎﻗ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، ﻪﻨﻋو
، ٌراَزِإ ﺎﱠﻣِإ ، ٌءادر ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻞُﺟَر ﻢُﻬْﻨﻣ ﺎﻣ ، ِﺔﱠﻔﱡﺼﻟا ِﻞْهَأ ْﻦِﻣ ﻦﻴِﻌﺒﺳ ُﺖْﻳَأَر ْﺪَﻘﻟ
ﻟا َﻒﺼِﻧ ُﻎُﻠْﺒﻳ ﺎَﻣ ﺎَﻬْﻨﻤَﻓ ، ْﻢِﻬِﻗﺎَﻨْﻋَأ ﻲﻓ اﻮُﻄﺑر ْﺪﻗ ، ٌءﺎَﺴِآ ﺎﱠﻣِإو
ﻦْﻴَﻗﺎﱠﺴ .
ِﻦﻴﺒْﻌَﻜﻟا ُﻎُﻠْﺒَﻳ ﺎﻣ ﺎَﻬْﻨﻣو
ﻩِﺪﻴﺑ ُﻪُﻌَﻤْﺠﻴَﻓ
ﻪُﺗرْﻮﻋ ىَﺮُﺗ ْنَأ َﺔَﻴِهاﺮآ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May allah be pleased with him) reported:
I saw seventy of the people of the Suffah and none of
them had a cloak. They had either a lower garment or a blanket which they suspended from their necks. Some
(cloaks) reached halfway down to the legs and some to the ankles; and the man would manage to keep it in his hand
to avoid exposing his private parts.