Are You Lucky?
Rasul Allah (ﷺ) said: “How lucky is that man who adopts humbleness without having scarcity, who considers himself inferior without having to beg for anything, who spends his own earned money in the right causes without disobeying Allāh (ﷻ), who is kind to those having little means, and who remains in the company of learned men.” [Tibrani]
In this hadith we are told who an enviable person is:
1. A person who is humble despite having that which makes people proud.
2. A person who earns and spends in the path of Allah.
3. A person who is kind to those less privileged.
4. A person who benefits from the companionship of the learned.
Having wealth does not make one lucky; but having earned it honestly, by one’s own hands and, moreover, having spent it on those things which earn Allāh’s pleasure, while obedient to Allāh (ﷻ), are what entitles one to be counted among the lucky.
Wealth that is accompanied by arrogance and ignorance (ignorance of what will earn Allāh’s pleasure), is extremely unlucky.
Can you count yourself lucky?
By: @IslamicThinking (MW Contributor)