Consuming Forbidden Wealth

Allah encouraged the muslim to seek for the good of this world. However, whatever we seek of the good [wealth] of this world must be things that are permissible and not forbidden ones.

Allah says;

‘Eat of the Tayyibat [good lawful things] wherewith we have provided you, and commit no transgression or oppression therein, lest, my anger should just descend on you. And he on whom my anger descends, He is indeed perished.’[Q.20:81]

Narrated Abu Hurayrah[RA], Allah’s messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said;

‘O people, Allah is  Good and he therefore accepts only that which is good, And Allah commanded the believers as he commanded the messengers and said:

O messengers, eat of the good things, ad do good deeds; verily I am aware of what you do.’’[Q 23: 51].

And he said:

‘O you who believe, eat of the good things that We gave ”(Q2:12).

He [the prophet] then made a mention of a person who travels widely, his hair disheveled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky (and thus makes supplication):

“O Lord, O Lord,” whereas his diet is unlawful, and his drink is unlawful, and his clothes are unlawful. How can then his supplication be accepted?”[Muslim]

Consuming Forbidden wealth

Flesh grown out haram

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah [RA]; Allaah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

 "Flesh which has grown out of what is unlawful will not enter Paradise, but Hell is more fitting for all flesh which has grown out of what is unlawful. "[Tirmidhi]

Narrated Abu Hurayrah [RA], Allaah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

"Do you know who is poor?"

They (the Companions of the Prophet) said: A poor man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him or wealth. He (the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

"The poor of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others and shed the blood of others and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire." [Muslim]

Do not eat up one another's wealth unjustly Allaah says;

"And eat up not one another's property unjustly, nor give bribery to the rulers [Judges before presenting your cases] that you may knowingly eat up the property of others sinfully."[Q 2: 188]

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

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