Hadith Riyadhus Solihin - 14 May 2010
"Say: If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that there will be no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to you than Allah and His messenger and striving in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk." [Surah at-Tawbah: 24]
AlhamdulilLah, tonight Ustaz Rahmat started muqaddimah on Chapter 37 on "Spending favourites things for Allah's sake".
A constant reminder to myself to be zuhud and to love another for the sake of Allah SWT. Reflecting on the sirah of our beloved Prophet SAW, his family and his companions, I'm encouraged to live a life void of wastage surrounded by a secular community that consciously or sub-consciously supports consumerism, a way of life (millah) synonymous with the Western Worldview.
Also, a test of one's true obedience towards, love for and submission to Allah Azza wa Jalla is to give away what one loves for oneself to others. May Allah SWT guide us to a life of barakah, ameen ya Rabb.