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The High Price of Materialism

The High Price of Materialism

Many Muslims today are so caught up in the constant acquisition of  “wealth” that striving for justice, equality and freedom are not even an after-thought. Is this what Islam teaches us? The prophet (pbuh) did not sleep until all wealth was evenly distributed amongst the Ummah. Do Muslims believe that acquiring material assets is the path to success?

We have multiple examples of Sahaba who gave up all of their wealth in the way of Allah. Do we fear poverty more than we fear Allah?

It’s not wrong to acquire wealth, in fact it is the duty of the man to provide for his family. But when we devote our whole lives to unrelentingly acquiring more and more wealth, like a poison it infects every cell of our body, every thought in our minds.

Do we really think material assets are going to bring us happiness?After all, happiness is what we are trying to achieve, right? The ultimate reason for doing anything in life is to achieve happiness. Watch the video above to see the real cost of Materialism.

Thauban reported that the messenger of Allah said: “It is near that the nations will call one another against you just as the eaters call one another to their dishes.” Somebody asked: “Is this because we will be few in numbers that day?” He said: “Nay, but that day you shall be numerous, but you will be like the foam of the sea, and Allah will take the fear of you away from your enemies and will place weakness into your hearts.” Somebody asked: “What is this weakness?” He said: “The love of the world and the dislike of death.” (Abu Daud)

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