Day 15 -Having very little & Poverty

No.15  Bite size Ramadan 1440-2019

Having very little & Poverty

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Abbas Abu Yahya


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From Abu Hurairah that the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to say:

” اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْقِلَّةِ، وَالْفَقْرِ وَالذِّلَّةِ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ “.

‘O Allaah indeed I seek refuge with You from having very little, poverty, humiliation and I seek refuge with You that I oppress or be oppressed.’

Allaahumma inni Aoothu bika min al-Qilah, wal Faqr, wa Dhillah, wa Aoothu bika un Athlima O Uthlum

[Collected by Nisa’ee, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, al-Hakim and Ahmad and graded Saheeh by Albaani in Silsilah Saheeh no. 1445]

In other narrations:

‘Seek refuge. ….’

[Collected by Tabrani and Albaani graded it Hasan.]

  • The Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

((ليس الغنى عن كثرة العرض ولكن الغنى غنى النفس))

‘Being wealthy is not showing ones wealth; however it is having self satisfaction.’

[Collected by Muslim]

Allaah Azza wa Jal made most of the people poor:

(۞ وَلَوۡ بَسَطَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِعِبَادِهِۦ لَبَغَوۡا۟ فِی ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَـٰكِن یُنَزِّلُ بِقَدَرࣲ مَّا یَشَاۤءُۚ إِنَّهُۥ بِعِبَادِهِۦ خَبِیرُۢ بَصِیرࣱ)

《And if Allah were to increase greatly the provision for His slaves, they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sends down by measure as He wills. Verily! He is in respect of His slaves, the Well-Aware, the All-Seer (of things that benefit them).》

[Surat Ash-Shura 27]

Allaah Ta’ala chose some over others to give wealth to:

(وَٱللَّهُ فَضَّلَ بَعۡضَكُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضࣲ فِی ٱلرِّزۡقِۚ فَمَا ٱلَّذِینَ فُضِّلُوا۟ بِرَاۤدِّی رِزۡقِهِمۡ عَلَىٰ مَا مَلَكَتۡ أَیۡمَـٰنُهُمۡ فَهُمۡ فِیهِ سَوَاۤءٌۚ أَفَبِنِعۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ یَجۡحَدُونَ)

《 And Allaah has preferred some of you above others in wealth and properties. Then, those who are preferred, will by no means hand over their wealth and properties to those (slaves) whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Do they then deny the Favour of Allah?>> [Surat An-Nahl 71]

From Abdullaah bin Amr -RadhiAllaahu anhu- that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

((قد أفلح من أسلم ورزق كفافاً وقنعه الله بما آتاه))

‘Indeed the one who accepts Islaam is successful, and is provided with just enough and Allaah makes him content with what He gave him.’

[Collected by Muslim]

Ibn al-Qayyim –Rahimuhullaah- said:

” يكمل غنى القلب بغنى آخر هو غنى النفس وآيته سلامتها من الحظوظ وبراءتها من المراءاة “

‘Contentment of the heart becomes complete with another contentment, which is contentment of the soul. Being free from showing off and hypocrisy and the opportunity of falling into them is its sign of the heart’s security.

[Tahdheeb Mudarij as-Salikeen 4741]


رقم 15  – فائدة رمضانية 1440هـ

الْقِلَّةِ

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَقُولُ : ” اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْقِلَّةِ، وَالْفَقْرِ وَالذِّلَّةِ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ “.

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(۞ وَلَوۡ بَسَطَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلرِّزۡقَ لِعِبَادِهِۦ لَبَغَوۡا۟ فِی ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَلَـٰكِن یُنَزِّلُ بِقَدَرࣲ مَّا یَشَاۤءُۚ إِنَّهُۥ بِعِبَادِهِۦ خَبِیرُۢ بَصِیرࣱ)

(وَٱللَّهُ فَضَّلَ بَعۡضَكُمۡ عَلَىٰ بَعۡضࣲ فِی ٱلرِّزۡقِۚ فَمَا ٱلَّذِینَ فُضِّلُوا۟ بِرَاۤدِّی رِزۡقِهِمۡ عَلَىٰ مَا مَلَكَتۡ أَیۡمَـٰنُهُمۡ فَهُمۡ فِیهِ سَوَاۤءٌۚ أَفَبِنِعۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِ یَجۡحَدُونَ)

روى مسلم من حديث عبد الله بن عمرو رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال

:((قد أفلح من أسلم ورزق كفافاً وقنعه الله بما آتاه))

قال ابن القيم – رحمه الله – : ” يكمل غنى القلب بغنى آخر هو غنى النفس وآيته سلامتها من الحظوظ وبراءتها من المراءاة “

[ انظر تهذيب مدارج السالكين ( 4741)]

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