Hadith of the Day: If You Look Up and Then Below

Find out what the Prophet (pbuh) said in regards to your status and wealth

Today’s Hadith is about: How your stance should be in regards to wealth

If You Look Above Then Look Below
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “When one of you looks at one who stands at a higher level than you in regard to wealth and physical structure he should also see one who stands at a lower level than you in regard to these things.” [ Muslim ]

Comparing ourselves with individuals whom Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has given better looks to, more cash to, more pleasant belongings to, better instruction to, higher status to, and so forth., is a typical reason for showing ingratitude to Allah.

We at that point consequently dispose of the endowments that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has presented on us and can consider just that which we are missing and another person has. There will dependably be something more that we could have. Be that as it may, Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the Originator of all Good/Khair. Nothing originates from Him that isn’t good.

Along these lines, we ought not have the frame of mind, that when we see ourselves having the favours of this world we say, “Rabbi akraman” (Allah has favoured/blessed me) and when we face anything ailing in our lives we state, “Rabbi ahanun” (Allah has mortified me).

A true believe always says “Rabbi akraman” only, since in his or her issue Allah is honouring them.

People are avaricious and dissatisfied by nature. Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) revealed to us that regardless of whether we were given two valleys brimming with gold we would want for a third and there would be no closure to our voracity till we passed on.

In this manner, the guidance of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) bodes well that at whatever point we get the chance to see individuals who have more or superior to anything what we have, we ought to quickly take a gander at those individuals excessively who have less or worse than what we have. At exactly that point will we be appreciative to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).