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06-22-2011, 02:24 PM
From Abu Waaqid al-Laythee (radiyAllaahu anhu) who said: We used to come to the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wasallam) when revelation would be sent down to him and he would narrate to us, so he said to us one day:
Indeed Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic sent down wealth for the establishment of the prayer and the giving of zakah. And if the son of Aadam had one valley, he would love that he had a second, and he if he had two valleys, he would love that he had a third. But nothing will fill the belly of the son of Aadam except dust (i.e. when he dies and is in the grave), then Allaah turns to the one who turns (to Him)."Saheeh: Reported by Ahmad and declared Saheeh by al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jaami' (no. 1639).

1. All wealth belongs to Allaah and man is simply made a vicegerent over it.

2. Wealth has been placed in the hands of the people to enable establishment of the prayer and giving of zakah, not for enabling disobedience and causing corruption.

3. The son of Aadam is by his nature covetous and nothing will satisfy him except when his belly is filled with dust in the grave.

4. Allaah accepts the repentance of a servant when he turns to Him.

Saheeh al-Ahaadeeth al-Qudsiyyah by Ahmad Ramadhaan, Dar Ibn Hazm, 1st edition, 2010, (p. 126-127)