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Topic: The Counsels of 5 (Part 16- Mindset of one who is accumulating wealth)

In this lecture, Ustadh Mahmud goes through these sayings from Munabbihat, the counsels of five.

Counsel 1:

There are five blameworthy things in the gathering of wealth

(1) wearing oneself out in earning and preserving the wealth

(2) neglecting the remembrance of Allah in preserving that wealth

(3) restlessness over his wealth getting stolen

(4) being labeled as a miser

(5) detachment from the company of the righteousness people

– Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Counsel 2:

One is blessed with five things when he is not concerned with wealth:

(1) physical comfort

(2) devotion to the remembrance of Allah having been freed from anxiety over wealth

(3) relief from the fear of theft

(4) gaining the title of Kareem (the generous)

(5) company of the righteous people

– Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Counsel 3:

Whoever has the wrong mindset of accumulating wealth then he is suffering from five spiritual diseases:

(1) continuously making dreams about the future (tulul aml)

(2) excessive greed

(3) extreme miserliness

(4) lack of piety (wara’)

(5) forgetfulness of the hereafter

– Sufyan al- Thawri

Counsel 4:

An Arab poet:

“O you who seek the hand of this dunya in marriage! Know that she has a new lover everyday. She takes a husband now, yet gives herself at the same time to another elsewhere. She only accepts lovers so that she may kill them in her bosom one by one. I have been fooled, my friend and the affliction is spreading in my body little by little, killing me slowly, slowly. Ready yourself and take provisions for death for the herald has called: Its time to leave! Its time to leave!”

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