Friday, February 1, 2013

The Not So Rich Millionaire

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Richness does not lie in the abundance of (worldly) goods, but richness is the richness of the soul (heart, self)." [Muslim]

There are millionaires who are obsessed with making more money, always worried that their wealth is not going to be enough for them. Their insecurity does not let them enjoy what they are blessed with. Such a person despite having riches cannot be called a rich person. For what good is wealth that does not allow its possessor to feel rich, secure or happy? True wealth is the wealth of contentment. This is a gift from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) and it lives as contentment in the heart of a person.


I think all of us at some point in our life have fallen into this category...that is not being contend with the Blessings of Allah swt and always looking for other material things to make us happy. Many times we tend to buy stuffs over and over again just to remind us that these items can elevate our status or make us look rich and high class. It is not wrong in owning good things for the right reason. It will be wrong if we buy them hoping to show it off. That is when Takabbur ( arrogance ) enters the heart. The Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) said in an authentic hadith,"Whosoever has an atoms weight of arrogance in his heart will not enter Jannah." 

May Allah swt protect us from shaitaan and his mischief and make us Syukur with all the Blessings we have. Ameen

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