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Ibn 'Abdillah As-sudaisiy Al-Iloori

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was reported to have said,

"ما نفعنى مال أحد قط ما نفعنى مال أبي بكر"

"No wealth of anyone ever benefitted me as the wealth of Abu Bakr did". In another riyawaayah, he said: No wealth of anyone ever benefitted us (the Muslim Ummah) as the wealth of Abu Bakr did. [At-tirmidhi]

When Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه heard this, he began to cry and said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, am I and my wealth not for you?’ [Ibn Maajah]

From the above, the question we should ask ourselve is how many of us spend in the cause of Allaah these days? We are waiting to be as rich as Dangote before we can spend in Allaah's cause. And those who are tremendously rich among the Muslims are either not spending at all or not spending adequately. Yet, we want the same Aljannah with the likes of Abu Bakr, 'Uthman, Abdurrahman Bin 'Awf رضي الله عنهم and so on. 

We must watch ourselves critically. A lot of Muslims are keeping billions in their accounts and a lot of Muslims are suffering. Some Muslims are even battling hunger on daily basis. They don't have something to eat. And some Muslim are spending millions on their daily enjoyments, entertainments, drinks and fahshaa' (indecency). It is disheartening when you hear what some people spend on unnecessary things while their brothers and sisters in Islaam are in hunger, ill health and several other hardships. Where is our sense of brotherhood? 

May Allaah assist us to turn a new leaf.

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