Chasing Wealth and Dignity

chasing wealth and dignity

Wealth and dignity are tests from Allah. Do not chase them eagerly! Because, chasing them will destroys you.

A hadith from Ka’ab bin Malik (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet of Allah ﷺ said,

مَا ذِئْبَانِ جَائِعَانِ أُرْسِلَا فِي غَنَمٍ بِأَفْسَدَ لَهَا مِنْ حِرْصِ الْمَرْءِ عَلَى الْمَالِ وَالشَّرَفِ لِدِينِهِ

“Two hungry wolves sent against the sheep do not do more damage to them than a man’s eagerness for wealth and dignity does to his religion” [at-Tirmidhi, classed as Saheeh by al-Albani].

Means, when two wolves capture a sheep then eat it, these two wolves will awfully damage it’s flesh. But this awfulness is nothing when compared to the damage caused by a person to his eeman and to himself when this person chasing wealth and dignity eagerly.

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