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Greed Does Not Exist In A Real Muslim's Heart | Believers Path

Bismillah, in the name of Allah
Asalamu`Alaikum, peace be with you

It is related by Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنها (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah صلى لله عليه وسلم (Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: “Miserliness and greed cannot co-exit together with faith in anyone’s heart”. (Nasai 262/22)

What this hadith (prophetic saying) seeks to emphasise is that stinginess is so greatly repugnant to the spirit of Islam that it cannot possibly enter the heart of a true Muslim Believer. If this habit is found in anyone - holding onto property, wanting more - it may be presumed that he is not blessed with the radiance of sincere Faith. As a little reflection will show, there can't be a place for a thing like miserliness in the heart of a Muslim who has a living faith in Allah and His Attributes. The next time the opportunity of generosity arises (a charity, someone asking for help), take the beautiful road: give a little more of what you have, say yes.

Wishing you the best
sr. Zakia Usmani

Believer's Path | Institute for Women

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