*Enjoy what you have.*

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*Bismihi Ta’ala*

*Enjoy what you have.*

*The sunnah teaches us to be satisfied with what Allah Ta’ala has given us.*

*Rasouloullah swalallahou alaihi wasallam said:* *‘’When someone wakes up in the morning in a healthy body, safe in his house/family and he has enough food for the day, then this person has been blessed with all the possible bounties of this world.’’(Ibn Majah)*

عَنْ سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مِحْصَنٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَصْبَحَ مِنْكُمْ مُعَافًى فِي جَسَدِهِ آمِنًا فِي سِرْبِهِ عِنْدَهُ قُوتُ يَوْمِهِ فَكَأَنَّمَا حِيزَتْ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا

ابن ماجة

*Reported in Musannaf ibn abi shaibah that one who earn a halaal living to prevent oneself from begging others, and to provide for his family and to spend on his neighbour, then he will meet Allah Ta’ala with a face shining like the full moon. But one who work to accumulate wealth and to show off  , then he will meet Allah Ta’ala such that Allah Ta’ala will be angry with him.*

حَدَّثَنا أبُو بَكْرٍ قالَ: حَدَّثَنا وكِيعٌ، قالَ: حَدَّثَنا سُفْيانُ، عَنْ حَجّاجِ بْنِ فُرافِصَةَ، عَنْ رَجُلٍ، عَنْ مَكْحُولٍ، عَنْ أبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قالَ: قالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ: «مَن طَلَبَ الدُّنْيا حَلالًا اسْتِعْفافًا عَنِ المَسْألَةِ، وسَعْيًا عَلى أهْلِهِ، وتَعَطُّفًا عَلى جارِهِ، لَقِيَ اللَّهَ ووَجْهُهُ كالقَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ البَدْرِ، ومَن طَلَبَ الدُّنْيا مُكاثِرًا بِها حَلالًا مُرائِيًا، لَقِيَ اللَّهَ وهُوَ عَلَيْهِ غَضْبانُ»

مصنف ابن أبي شيبة

*Unfortunately greed for accumulation of more wealth drives us in an endless unsatisfiable pursuit of dunya. Until we are lowered bare handed, in our kafans, in our Qabrs.*

[سورة التكاثر (١٠٢): الآيات ١ الى ٢]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

ألْهاكُمُ التَّكاثُرُ (١) حَتّى زُرْتُمُ المَقابِرَ (٢)

*Allah Ta’ala said: ***”You are distracted by mutual competition in amassing (worldly benefits), until you finally reach the graves.”*(102:1-2)

*In matters of deeni knowledge and peak spiritual achievements, we are called to aim high and continue look for increment and expansion and continue saying:*

وقُلْ رَبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا ٢٠: ١١٤»

“*And say: O My Lord! Improve me in knowledge.*(20:114) 

*Whereas in matters of wealth, living standards and sustenance, the sunnah calls us to be satisfied with what we have:*

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبّاسٍ، قالَ كانَ النَّبِيُّ ﷺ يَدْعُو يَقُولُ: «اللَّهُمَّ قَنِّعْنِي بِما رَزَقْتَنِي، وبارِكْ لِي فِيهِ، واخْلُفْ عَلَيَّ كُلَّ غائِبَةٍ لِي بِخَيْرٍ»

الدعوات الكبير — أبو بكر البيهقي

*Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam used to make this Du’as: *”*O Allah, make me content with the provision that You have given me and put blessings in it for me and appoint good for me in every thing which I do not have.”*

*And Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam used to “seek protection against a soul that is never satisfied.”*(Muslim)

عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أرْقَمَ، قالَ: لا أقُولُ لَكُمْ إلّا كَما كانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ يَقُولُ: كانَ يَقُولُ: «اللهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ العَجْزِ، والكَسَلِ، والجُبْنِ، والبُخْلِ، والهَرَمِ، وعَذابِ، القَبْرِ اللهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْواها، وزَكِّها أنْتَ خَيْرُ مَن زَكّاها، أنْتَ ولِيُّها ومَوْلاها، اللهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِن عِلْمٍ لا يَنْفَعُ، ومِن قَلْبٍ لا يَخْشَعُ، ومِن نَفْسٍ لا تَشْبَعُ، ومِن دَعْوَةٍ لا يُسْتَجابُ لَها» 

مسلم 

*So be content and satisfied with what Allah Ta’ala has given you and thank Him in all conditions. This is the secret of life enjoyment and happiness.*

Mufti Mackoojee

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