In the thirteenth episode of this series, Shaykh Abdullah Misra covers six hadiths from Kitab al-Riqaq, which convey the cure to a hard heart and provide a means to reach Allah Most High. The first two hadiths demonstrate the companions’ worry about having excess wealth and the responsibility of accounting for it on the Day of Judgement.
The third hadith emphasizes the reality that a worldly person is not safe from sins. Whoever loves this world, and is involved with it, will get affected by it. In the fourth hadith, we are reminded of the true purpose for which the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was sent. He was not sent to amass wealth but to glorify the praises of Allah and to prostrate.
The fifth and the sixth hadiths juxtapose the concepts of earning lawful wealth with good intentions and earning lawfully but for the sake of ostentation. While the wealth earned is permissible in both cases, the intention behind it changes the outcome in the Hereafter. The same wealth can be used as a key to good or as a key to evil.
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