Friday, August 14, 2009

The Poor and the Wealthy

Hadhrat Abu Darda (radhiallahu anhu) said: "The wealthy eat and we (the Fuqaraa) also eat. They wear garments and so do we. Neither do they derive benefit from the excess wealth (which they hoard) nor do we gain any benefit (from their excess wealth). o­n the Day of Qiyaamah, an account will be demanded from them of this wealth, but not from us. Our wealthy brethren have not acted justly. While they love us (or claim so) for Allah’s Sake, they do not include us in their wealth. Such a day will dawn when they will wish that o­n earth they had been Fuqaraa, while we will not wish that we should have been wealthy."

1 comment:

N.A. said...

Wonderful blog, ma sha Allah!