Philosophy of Wealth in Islam
Channel: Riyadul Haqq
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The philosophy of wealth in Islam is a very wholesome
and it consists mainly of three things, one, earn wealth,
do not be dependent on anyone else, stand on your own feet, create wealth for yourselves, for your loved ones, for your families,
for others, once you have created this wealth
and that's why
in the Muslim tradition,
we have been we have been told that we can trade all the way up to Jamaat al Salah other and then after earning Psalter Jumeirah Allah subhanho wa Taala says when the call is given for the Friday, prayer, what do you do
and that's a van for the obey.
For so in our decree law, whether obey then hasten towards remembrance of Allah meaning the hookah, the sermon of Juma and leave trading. Then thereafter Allah says for you that will be at this Salah to fantasy to fill up the water woman father in law, then when the Salah, the prayer of Juma is completed, then disperse in the land of Allah and seek of the bounty and grace of Allah. What these verses tell us is that you can trade all the way up to Jumeirah. And then even after tomorrow, you can go back to trading, earning and seeking the provision and the bounty of Allah. Muslims do not necessarily have this or in fact, that clearly tells us that there is no concept of a whole day of
rest. Because Allah rested to
now even on the holy day of Jamar we can. And in fact, the verse actually suggests that we are encouraged that after Jamar, I'll go out and seek the bounty of Allah. So we have been strongly encouraged to earn to provide for ourselves for our love for our loved ones, our families, but within with moderation in moderation, within limits. And once we have gathered that wealth, then what should be our relationship, our with that wealth, our attitude to that wealth, this is the second part, this is the second part of that philosophy of wealth in Islam, first is earn to once you have earned it, let it reside, let it rest in your hand, but let it not reside in your heart,
possess the wealth, but do not let wealth possess you
do not be so attached.
Use it as a means do not make the goal and objective in itself. And then the third part of that philosophy is
once you have earned wealth, and you have it in your possession, and you do your utmost to ensure that you do not become attached to it. Then do the third thing, which is the most important out of the three which is spend in the way of Allah give in charity share gift to others.
And do that quickly. Before death comes to.
That is the third part. So this is the philosophy of wealth in Islam, of course we are supposed to earn. But whilst earning and after earning, we have been strongly discouraged to become attached to that. And that attachment comes that love of wealth comes that desire to keep it to control it comes not because we need it immediately. But simply because we fear losing it's in the future. We feel loss in the future.
And to avoid that loss. We are attached to what we have and we want more and more and more. But greed never ends.