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03-20-2021, 04:21 AM
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Hadith of the Day

وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏- رضى الله عنه ‏- قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-{ انْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ أَسْفَلَ
مِنْكُمْ, وَلَا تَنْظُرُوا إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ فَوْقَكُمْ, فَهُوَ أَجْدَرُ أَنْ لَا تَزْدَرُوا نِعْمَةَ اَللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ } مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ 1‏ .

Looking at Those Who are of Lower Status (financially) :welcome:

By Mohammad Rafique Etesame

Abu Hurairah (RAA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“Look at those who are lowers than you (financially) but do not look at those who are higher than you, lest you belittle the favors of Allah conferred upon you.” Agreed upon.
As we know that there are many kinds of people in society, comprising the rich, the poor and the middle standard ones etc. But, according to Islamic teachings, a faithful believer should not see toward those who possess the higher position financially but should see to those who are of the lower grade then him. Because when he will see to the rich ones, then a feeling of ingratitude will arise in his heart and he will belittle the favors of Allah. While on the other hand, when he will see to those who are lower than him, then he will be thankful to God.
It is said that there lived a bare-footed man in a city and was ingratitude due to it to Allah Almighty. One day he went to offer prayer in the mosque, where he saw a man with cut-off his feet. So he became much grateful to Allah due to his right healthy feet.
In fact, everyone has such type of favors that others have not. For example, a sound health is equal to one thousand favors, so to be thankful to Allah over His favors is necessary and whoever gives thanks to Allah, he receives more favors from Allah Almighty. May Allah Almighty give us ‘taufeeq’ to act upon this hadith, Amin.


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Eric H
03-20-2021, 11:03 AM
Greetings and peace be with you MohammadRafique;

Not only should be be thankful for what we have, but we should also share it with those less fortunate.

In the spirit of praying for justice for all people.

03-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing
Al Baqara 2:268.

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