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IS MONEY EVIL?

10 May

Money is not evil but the love of money is evil. We can have a lot of money and yet we do not love money or we may not have any money but we love money. Love of money is evil as money is not to be love. The one we should love is the One who gives benefit to money. Money in itself cannot bring benefit unless Allah permits. The One that give harm or benefit is only Allah. Allah is the One that create and the One that destroy. Allah is the One that gives benefit and the One that give harm. Money cannot give benefit and having no money cannot give harm unless Allah permits. Allah has ordered us to work in order to earn money. We work because it is the order of Allah and our intention of working is to please Allah. Whenever we obey the commandments of Allah, our intention should be to please Allah.

Working is the order of Allah and the intention of working is to please Allah. Whenever we have any needs, Allah ordered us to work in order to have our needs fulfilled. We have needs and so we have to work. Why do we work? The answer should be we work because it is the order of Allah and our intention of working is to please Allah. We should not say that we work because we want to fulfill our needs. Our work cannot fulfill our needs, as works are the creations of Allah. The One that fulfill our needs is Allah and Allah does not need our work in order to fulfill our need. Allah is most powerful and we cannot associate Allah with the creations. Allah is alone and Allah has not associates. Allah has ordered us to work in order to test us. Allah does not need our work, to fulfill our needs. We must not say that I must work in order for my needs fulfill and we must not say that in case I do not work who can fulfill all my needs.

When we speak in that manner, we speak the wrong words or sentences. When we speak the wrong words or sentences, our iman decreases. When we speak the correct words or sentences our iman increases. The correct way to say is we works because it is the order of Allah and my intention of working is only to please Allah. We often speak the wrong words or sentences and because of this, we often lose our iman. We must mind the words that we speak and we must think before we speak. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w said in the approximate meaning, speaks correctly or observed silence and when you can do this Allah will help you to practice the orders of Allah. The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w also said in the approximate meaning, most conversations bring sins to the person except the conversation that brings the people to Allah. When we speak the correct words or sentences, our iman increases and our hearts are at peace. When we speak the wrong words, our iman decreases and our hearts are not at peace.

When Allah loves us, Allah will teach us to speak correctly CLICK. We cannot speak correctly unless Allah teaches us to speak correctly or we learn to speak correctly from those whom Allah has teaches them to speak correctly. Allah teaches us to speak correctly when Allah loves us. Allah will love us when we do the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w that is the work of calling the people to Allah CLICK. The work of calling people to Allah is the work of calling the non-Muslims to accept and to recite the Great Kalimah, and the work of reminding Muslims about Allah, and to call the Muslims to obey the orders of Allah CLICK. Generally Muslims are not doing the work of calling people to Allah and because of this Allah does not love the Muslims and Allah has not teaches the Muslims how to talk correctly. When Muslims talk, the wrong words then the iman of Muslims are weak. The solat of Muslims revealed that Muslims have weak iman.

Generally, many Muslims are not praying solat especially women. Very few Muslims are praying solat like Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Our Prophet s.a.w always performs his solat with congregation in the mosques. Since the solat of Muslims are of low quality, Muslims are unable to use their solat to derive the help of Allah. Muslims are unable to use their solat to solve their problems and because of this although Muslims are performing solat they still have to rely on money to solve their problems. Nowadays Muslims are the same as non-Muslims in matters related to money. Both Muslims and non-Muslims believe that only with money we can solve our problems. Muslims are different from non-Muslims in the point that Muslims accept the fact that we also need Allah to solve our problems but non-Muslims accept only money can solve their problems. When we talk to the Muslims that Allah is the only One that can solve all our problems, all Muslims will agree and they will answer that it is true that Allah is the One that solve all our problems but we also needs money.

Generally, all Muslims accept the fact that Allah is the One that solve all their problems but they do not believe that Allah can do it all alone without money. Muslims believe that Allah solves their problems but in order for Allah to solve their problems, they must have money. Muslims accept the truth that there is no one that can solve their problems except Allah but they have not accepted the truth in their heart. The so call Muslims that we know nowadays is only those that have entered Islam but iman has not entered their heart. In order for iman to enter their hearts they have to do the work of calling people to Allah. When in the heart of Muslims there are no loves of Allah, there will be the love of money completely. The love of money is evils. When a person has love of money in their hearts, they have evils in their hearts.

As the heart is the king of the body, it controls all the actions of the body. Since the hearts are, fill with evils, the actions of that person, who loves money, are also evils. The love of money in our heart will decrease when we like to spend money for the work of calling people to Allah and we ourselves are doing the work of calling people to Allah. When we have a lot of money and we spend the money in the path of Allah then money is not evils but money is a blessing and the love of money will not be in our heart. When we have a lot of money and we likes to keep the money to ourselves then love of money will be in our heart. In order to eradicate the love of money in our heart we must spend as much as possible the money in the path of Allah and we ourselves must do the work of calling the people to Allah.

Dr.Nasoha Saabin
May 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IS MONEY EVIL?

Source : http://mthago.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/is-money-evil/

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