Modern Islamic Law | Islamic law | Sharia Law | Part 8

good and bad, then that wealth will be injurious and harmful to him. Little and sufficient would be better than such accursed wealth. However, if the wealthy person acts as per the Commands of Allah the Almighty and His Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and spends his wealth in a rightful manner then that wealth will be beneficial to him. If you see around, you will find several people who are trapped in poverty, deprived of a proper meal, clothing, and shelter. They need medical aid, they require financial assistance to educate their children.
There are widows who do not have an earning member in their family to support them There are orphanages where orphans lead a life devoid of love and affection.
Wealth can prove to be a boon if spent for the cause of humanity. Action taken by wealthy people can prove beneficial to them and at the same time, hundreds and thousands of downtrodden people will get some relief.
become a great devout, the richest, a believer and a Muslim


Q. How can one, with ease, become a great devout, the richest, a believer and a Muslim?
A. Hazrat Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu Anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) as saying,
“Who will accept these words from me and act upon them, or teach people who will act upon them?” When he replied that he would he took him by the hand and counting five characteristics said, If you guard against the things which are forbidden you will be the most devout of men’, if you are pleased with what Allah has allotted you, you will be the richest of men ; if you are kind to your neighbor you will be a believer, if you like others to have what you like for yourself you will be a Muslim, and do not laugh immoderately, for immoderate laughter causes the heart to die”
(Ahmed, Tirmidhi Sharif)

1. From this Command of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) we learn that knowledge of religion is a great blessing under all circumstances. If one acts on them it is most excellent otherwise if one teaches it to others then also on would be rewarded for doing so. because in the tradition it is commanded: “One acts upon them or teaches people who will act upon them”.

2. Counted those five things on fingers in order, some of them are before some, so they were counted on fingers.

3. To save oneself from unlawful things and unlawful acts is the first stage of having fear of Allah (taqwa). The more a person is pious the more fear of Allah he will have. That is why it is mentioned very first in the tradition.

            In today’s time, people think that the one who offers Namaaz, remains busy in remembrance of Allah is more pious, however, if such a person is a liar, encroaches on the rights of other people, causes pain and troubles to others by actions, deeds, and words, then how could he be called a pious person. For offering Namaaz one has to have pure (paak) body and clothes the same manner, first one should have oneself from wickedness, the an…


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