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The Dealings of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, with the rich

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
267 2023/11/01 2024/06/22
Article translated to : العربية

Introduction:

The rich are an important social class who play a very influential role in society. Wealth is considered a blessing for humanity, as Allah Says (what means):

«O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing [Reesh] to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness, that is best.»

[Quran: 7:26]

At-Tabari (a scholar) said: “The word, “Reesh,” in the Arabic language refers to equipment and wealth.”

The great blessing of wealth brings with it great responsibility and accountability. Allah Says (what means):

«And do not give the weak-minded your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you.»

[Quran: 4:5]

Ibn Katheer (a scholar) said: “Meaning, their livelihood is reliant on it, being that it is needed for trade and so forth.”

Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (a scholar) said: “To leave behind ten-thousand Dirhams after my death which I will be accounted for on the Day of Resurrection is more beloved to me than to be needy of people.”

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was followed by the rich and the poor, and many of the Companions were rich, such as Abu Bakr, `Abdur-Rahmaan ibn `Awf, `Uthmaan ibn `Affaan, Sa`eed ibn Ar-Rabee`, Abu Talhah and many others.

How did the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, treat them?

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