Allah Ta'aalaa has blessed us with in-numerous gifts and favours, one of which is wealth. The Ahaadeeth of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam encourage a Muslim to earn this favour of wealth through Halaal means and spend it in causes which bring the Pleasure of Allah . If Halaal wealth is a source of blessings, mercy, comfort, peace and tranquillity, then Haraam wealth will bring calamities, misfortunes and harm from all four sides.
Wealth acquired through gambling is unlawful and the Qur'aan and Ahaadeeth have condemned the act of gambling which brings loss, not only in the life Hereafter, but also in this very world. It is explicitly clear from the verses of the Qur'aan and the Ahaadeeth of Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that:
In this materialistic western society, where material gains and achievements play a vital role in each individual's life, the commands ofAllah regarding Halaal and Haraam are being neglected. Earning Halaal livelihood and protecting one's self from Haraam has become one of the most difficult tasks, even for those who are considered religious. Greed for wealth is dictating everyone's life and each person very easily becomes the victim of the Nafs and Shaytaan. The latest example is the evil of the National Lottery which has attracted the attention of all, old and young alike.
We appeal to all Muslim Brothers and Sisters to read this Article with
great care and attention and abstain from this great evil.
Remember! Wealth is a gift from Allah ; it is a trust regarding which we will be questioned on the Day of Qiyaamah as to how it was earned and where it was spent.
It is not wealth that brings happiness; instead it is the Pleasure of Allah that guarantees peace, happiness success, tranquillity and contentment of the heart.
Whosoever desires the
transitory things of this world, We will readily give him therein that which We will for
whom We please. And afterwards We have appointed Hell for
him; he will burn therein, disgraced, rejected.
And whosoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it with the effort necessary, being a believer, for such their effort will find favour (with their Lord).
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