18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Cowardice and Stinginess

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The most evil (traits) in a man are: severe stinginess and uninhibited cowardice.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]

To love wealth is a part of human nature. But to let this love control you and prevent you from spending in the Path of Allah is sinful. Whatever we have, is bestowed on us from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) in order to see what we do with it. The purpose of life on earth is not to reward or punish anybody here but to see whether we fulfill our commitment to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and qualify for His Jannah or not.

Similarly, to feel fearful is natural. But to let your fear control you to the extent that it prevents you from fulfilling your obligations (of obedience to Allah and protection of His deen and Muslims) is a sin.

Do you control the stinginess and cowardice of your soul or is it controlling you?

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