So where’s the benefit in money if it brings no comfort..

عن زيد بن ثابت أنه سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: مَنْ كَانَ هَمُّهُ الْآخِرَةَ، جَمَعَ اللهُ شَمْلَهُ، وَجَعَلَ غِنَاهُ فِي قَلْبِهِ، وَأَتَتْهُ الدُّنْيَا وَهِيَ رَاغِمَةٌ، وَمَنْ كَانَتْ نِيَّتُهُ الدُّنْيَا، فَرَّقَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ ضَيْعَتَهُ، وَجَعَلَ فَقْرَهُ بَيْنَ عَيْنَيْهِ، وَلَمْ يَأْتِهِ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَا كُتِبَ لَهُ

قال حافظ السندي

فالحاصل أن ما كتب للعبد من الرزق يأتيه لا محالة إلا أنه من

طلب الآخرة يأتيه بلا تعب ومن طلب الدنيا يأتيه بتعب وشدة ، فطالب الآخرة قد جمع بين الدنيا والآخرة فإن المطلوب من جمع المال الراحة في الدنيا وقد حصلت لطالب الآخرة وطالب الدنيا قد خسر الدنيا والآخرة ؛ لأنه في الدنيا في التعب الشديد في طلبها فأي فائدة له في المال إذا فاتت الراحة

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Whoever makes the world his most important matter, Allah will confound his affairs and make poverty appear before his eyes and he will not get anything from the world except what has been decreed for him. Whoever makes the Hereafter his most important matter, Allah will settle his affairs and make him content in his heart and the world will come to him although he does not want it.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4105

Hafiz as-Sindi رحمة الله عليه said:

In short what is written for the slave from provisions will come to him without any doubt. Except, the one who seeks the hear-after it will come to him without any real difficultly. While the one who seeks this worldly life, it will come but after difficulty and hardship. So the one who seeks the hear-after gains both the hear-after and this life.

The major reason in gathering wealth is to have a comfortable life, and the one who seeks the hear-after obtains this. While the seeker of this worldly life loses out in both; this life and the next, while suffering from difficulty and hardship chasing after wealth.

So where is the benefit in money if it brings no comfort?

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