Inordinate Love of the World

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

When wealth becomes a person’s goal and primary objective then unfortunately he adopts any and every means possible to acquire it, regardless of whether it is halaal or haraam.

Rasulullah (sallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned: “Love of the world is the root of all evil.” The love mentioned in the Hadith refers to inordinate love. On account of the obsession for wealth, the person does not discriminate between permissible and impermissible. He doesn’t spend his wealth on others through compulsory and optional charities, and in some instances the person does not even spend on himself. His only concern is to increase whatever he possesses. This is such a mentality which brings nothing but misery and anxiety to a person in this world as well as the next.

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