What is your net worth?

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Bismihi Ta`ala


 *Nowadays it has become very common to evaluate someone`s prestige and honour with his net worth. That is we evaluate a person`s importance by how many wealth that person possess. Unfortunately this is far from the real worth of that person. The worthiness of a person does not depend on wealth that will not accompany him in the torment of a storm, in the confrontation of a murderer or even when levelling him down in the grave. Mowlana Yousuf Kandlewi r.a. used to say that your mansions, your land, etc does not accompany you wherever you travel. But rather a person becomes high worth when he accumulate good actions and sacrifice with imaan.* 

*The weight of hazrat Ibrahim a.s. in front of Allah was such that he was in one person a net worth of a whole Ummah:* إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ كَانَ أُمَّةً قَانِتًا لِلَّهِ حَنِيفًا 

*Surely Ibrahim a.s. was a whole Ummah as a person, devoted to Allah; a man of pure faith.(16:120)*

 *Hazrat Ibrahim a.s. went though the turmoil of assassination because of his faith, the disturbance of hijrah, being tested with leaving and sacrificing his family and finally putting his beloved son face down to slaughter him. This made him a worthy person and has had a universal acceptance.*

 *Good actions anchor a person firm and stable on the ground. While bad actions make a person uprooted from ground superficially light and vulnerable.(14:24-26)* 

*At the end of the day, it is those good actions and sacrifice for deen that will make your net worth better than others.*
 عَنْ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ أَبِي بَكْرَةَأَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ مَنْ رَأَى مِنْكُمْ رُؤْيَا فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ أَنَا رَأَيْتُ كَأَنَّ مِيزَانًا نَزَلَ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ فَوُزِنْتَ أَنْتَ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ فَرَجَحْتَ أَنْتَ بِأَبِي بَكْرٍ وَوُزِنَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ فَرَجَحَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَوُزِنَ عُمَرُ وَعُثْمَانُ فَرَجَحَ عُمَرُ ثُمَّ رُفِعَ الْمِيزَانُ فَرَأَيْنَا الْكَرَاهِيَةَ فِي وَجْهِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَترمذي

*Reported in Tirmizi that a sahabah saw a dream where Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam was weight on a scale with Abu Bakr. Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam outweigh Abu Bakr. Then Abu Bakr was weigh with Umar and Abu Bakr outweighed Umar. And Umar outweigh Usman r.a. and then the scale was lifted up in the sky.* 

*On the disappearance of that scale of weigh the net worths of men, Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam was saddened.*

*So you see, your net worth is when you step on the scale will be your good actions and sacrifice for deen.* 

*Mowlana Yousuf Kandlewi r.a. used to say that the action that outweigh all actions is going in the path of Allah. The proof is that Sahabahs were not called by the title of their profession. But they were called by the title of their respective expedition: He was Badri, he took part in Uhud, in Tabouk, etc*

 *So bring more value and weigh to your net worth by tahajjud salaah, wouzu in all conditions, fasting nafil and go in the path of Allah. Like this, your worth will be heavy and important in front of Allah. When you will ask du`as, you will not go empty handed*. 

 Mufti Mackoojee

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