04- Contentment is True Wealth – Awaken- Shaykh Abdullah Misra

In the fourth episode of this series, Shaykh Abdullah Misra covers three hadiths from Kitab al-Riqaq, which convey the cure to a hard heart and provide a means to reach Allah Most High. In the first hadith, the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) dispenses five instruction for us to act upon and teach to others; avoid unlawful things to be the most worshipful of people, be pleased with what Allah has apportioned to be the wealthiest of people, show excellence towards neighbors to be true believers, love for mankind what you love for yourself to be a true Muslim, and avoid excessive laughter to save the heart. In the second hadith, Shaykh Abdullah explains that Allah Most High asks us to free our hearts from the things that occupy them and worry us.

Shaykh Abdullah sheds light in the third hadith on the superiority of those who stay far away from unlawful and doubtful things over those who engage in numerous good actions, but pay little attention to avoiding the prohibited actions whether in secret or public. Indeed, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was given the gift of true eloquence, characterized by the brevity of speech in combination with a multitude of meanings.


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