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What type of wealth should we use?

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`Abdur-Razzaq recorded a Hadith from `Ali رضي الله عنه about Allah’s statement,

﴿وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ﴾

(And those who hoard up gold and silver…) `Ali said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

« تَبًّا لِلذَّهَبٍ تَبًّا لِلْفِضَّة»

(Woe to gold! Woe to silver.) He repeated this statement thrice, and this Hadith was hard on the Companions of the Messenger of Allah , who said, “What type of wealth should we use” `Umar رضي الله عنه said, “I will find out for you,” and he asked, “O Allah’s Messenger! Your statement was hard for your Companions. They asked, `What wealth should we use”’ The Prophet answered,

«لِسَانًا ذَاكِرًا وَقَلْبًا شَاكِرًا وَزَوْجَةً تُعِينُ أَحَدَكُمْ عَلَى دِينِه»

(A remembering tongue, an appreciative heart and a wife that helps one of you implement his religion.)

Similar hadith is found in tirmidhi

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March 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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