The Real Richness

01 July 2023 by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani


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Our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says that richness is not in abundance of wealth and possessions. This is not richness. Richness is in controlling the ego. The person who controls his ego is the rich one.

Richness – a man has wealth as much as this world and he still wants on top if it. He wants to himself without giving anything to anyone else, even to the poor. On the other hand, a person whose soul is rich, even with little, does not condescend to anything. Whatever he finds is enough. This is the rich one. He doesn’t need anyone.

Otherwise, he will be all the time not satisfied with what he has, and not happy with what he has. He chases after Dunyā greedily all the time for other things. He chases after Dunyā. And while chasing after Dunyā, he does not recognize rights. He recognizes neither the rights of servants, nor the rights of Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. He attacks all kinds of things like ‘a hungry wolf’, they say.

Otherwise, even if he has a little, he doesn’t need anyone. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gives him what’s enough for him from Rizq, gives him peace, and is pleased with him because of his beautiful state. Otherwise, a person who goes after Dunyā, Allāh ﷻ is not pleased with him because he forgets Allāh ﷻ.

What’s important is that our richness is the pleasure of Allāh ﷻ. When Allāh ﷻ is pleased with us, this is our greatest richness. It is an eternal richness. Dunyā does not remain to anyone. The person who chases after this Dunyā and ruins and destroys himself for Dunyā, will eventually also leave it and go. That time, those who have rights upon him will follow him to ākhirah. If he did not ask for forgiveness from Allāh ﷻ, he will also account for it. Which means there is neither comfort in Dunyā nor comfort in ākhirah.

Therefore, let your soul be rich. Don’t be in need of anyone. Don’t disgrace yourself to anyone. Don’t run after Dunyā. Whatever your Rizq is in Dunyā, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla sends it. The person who knows this is a rich one. May Allah ﷻ make us from them in shā’a Llāh.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

01 July 2023/ 13 Dhu l-Hijjah 1444

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