Hadith 8: Be Content With What You Posses
Prophet Muhammad SAW said:
“A little that suffices is better than an abundance that distracts.”
Commentary by Sheikh Nematullah/Marcia Hermanson:
This means that a little that suffices of worldly goods is enough. A person should not strive to amass wealth for its own sake but rather should be content with what they possess, as wealth generally gives rise to arrogance towards the truth: “Surely man is arrogant, for he thinks himself self sufficient” [Sura (Chapter) Iqra’, Al-Quran]. It distracts from the Lord and the Next World.”
Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi. Al Arbai’n, Turath Publishing, 1429 AH/ 2008 AD.
Hadith is narrated by Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi in his 40 Hadith collection known as Al Arbain, with a straight chain of narrators from his teacher to Imam Hussein (R.A).
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Hadith # 8.