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The Wealthiest Person

Who is the World wealthiest person today?

One might answered, “Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft corp!”, or, “That football player!”, or even, “That you-know-who artist!”, etc.

Those answers probably normal for majority of our society, who measures “wealth” as only by concrete possessions. But if it is measured through shariah, it is possible even for us to be the candidate of world’s wealthiest person!

Who is the Wealthiest person according to shariah?

The answer is: the most contented of what he have.

Our Prophet Shallallaahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam had told us,

لَيْسَ الْغِنَى عَنْ كَثْرَةِ الْعَرَضِ، وَلَكِنَّ الْغِنَى غِنَى النَّفْسِ

“Riches is not measured by the amount of wealth, but the true riches is the riches of the heart.” (Recorded by Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Huraira)

wealthiest person in the world

It is also called conviction, qana’a, which means one gladly accepted whatever Allah Ta’ala granted, either it is plenty, or less. No matter how much sustenance he get, he will never complain. He will be grateful if the amount is plenty, and be patient with the less.

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