Poverty Is Not The Most Feared About

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Poverty is not the most dangerous and most horrible thing that we should fear about it. In fact, the Prophet ﷺ says that one thing he most feared about is when mankind has their way to wealthness.

So that they will race to get it, fight over it, and bring down each other for wealth.

A hadith from Amr ibn Auf al Muzanni (may Allah blesses him), that the Prophet ﷺ says: 

وَاللَّهِ لَا الْفَقْرَ أَخْشَى عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَكِنْ أَخَشَى عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تُبْسَطَ عَلَيْكُمْ الدُّنْيَا كَمَا بُسِطَتْ عَلَى مَنْ كَانَ قَبْلَكُمْ فَتَنَافَسُوهَا كَمَا تَنَافَسُوهَا وَتُهْلِكَكُمْ كَمَا أَهْلَكَتْهُمْ

“By Allah, it is not the poverty about which I fear in regard to you but I am afraid in your case that (the worldly) riches way be given to you as were given to those who had gone before you and you begin to vie with one another for them as they vied for them, and these may destroy you as these destroyed them” [Sahih Muslim].

If Allah tests you with poverty, then be patient. Because if Allah tests you with wealthness, it is more tough.


Believers are the ones striving to attain the Prophet’s urgency of caring for the poor. Share your alms here: ussunnah.org/orphans

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