Do Not Squander

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

Imam Abu al-Faraj ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn ‘Ali ibn al-Jawzy (r.a.) wrote, in Thib ar-Ruhani, that squandering of wealth, and wastage, is one of the things that the hawa, desires, commands and the mind prohibits.  The best discipline regarding this is the Discipline of Allah (s.w.t.) Who Says: 

سُوۡرَةُ بنیٓ اسرآئیل / الإسرَاء

وَلَا تُبَذِّرۡ تَبۡذِيرًا (٢٦) 

… but squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. (Surah al-Isra’:26) 

Know that a person might be given the sustenance of one whole month in one day, but if he spends it wastefully, he will suffer for the rest of the month but if he is wise, in how he spends it, he will live happily for the rest of the month. 

The cure of this disease lies in reflecting on the consequences of one’s actions, and being cautious of the future possibility of need, and poverty for this shall ensure the restraint of one's hand from spending wastefully.


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