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Reported by Ibn `Umar (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Envy is justified in regard to two types of persons only: a man whom Allah has given knowledge of the Qur’an, and so he recites it during the night and during the day; and a man whom Allah has given wealth and so he spends from it during the night and during the day.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 64, 572
Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is! You will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you shall not believe until you love one another. May I inform you of something, if you do, you love each other. Promote greeting amongst you (by saying As-salamu `alaikum to one another)”.
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 46, 378
Reported by `Uthman bin `Affan (RA): I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) performing Wudu’ the way I have just done it and said, “He who performs Wudu’ like this, his previous sins will be forgiven and his Salat and walking to the mosque will be considered as supererogatory act of worship.”
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 185, 1027
Commentary: Wudu is a means of remission of minor sins, provided that the sins are not related to the rights of the people. To perform wudu at home before going to the masjid is highly meritorious.
Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Among the inmates of Hell, a person who had led the most luxurious life in this world will be brought up on the Day of Resurrection and dipped in the Fire and will be asked: `O son of Adam! Did you ever experience any comfort? Did you happen to get any luxury?’ He will reply: `By Allah, no, my Rubb.’ And then one of the people of Jannah who had experienced extreme misery in the life of this world will be dipped in Jannah. Then he will be asked: `O son of Adam! Did you ever experience any misery? Did you ever encounter difficulty?’ He will say: “By Allah, no my Rubb, I neither experienced misery nor passed through hardship”.
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 55, 462
Let us focus on the luxuries of akhirah, not the luxuries of dunia.
Reported by K`ab bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man’s greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.”
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 55, 485
The havoc played by wealth, rank and position, can be seen everywhere. Wealth and greed for fame are detrimental to religion as preference of the life of the world over religion is explicit in such a trivial pursuit.
Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The most truthful statement a poet has ever made is the saying of Labid: Everything besides Allah is vain.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 55, 490
We learn from this Hadith that to compose, recite and quote good verses, as evidence, is permissible.
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Reported by Abu Umamah bin Tha`labah (RA): The Companions of Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) mentioned the life of the world before him. He (peace be upon him) said, “Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith, simplicity is part of Faith.”
Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 56, 517
Islam was meant to make our lives easy, not burdensome! Do not complicate matters which the Prophet SAW made simple.