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Are you a wealthy Man?

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A saint was praying silently. A wealthy merchant, observing the saint's devotion and sincerity, was deeply touched by him. The merchant offered the saint a bag of gold. ‘I know that you will use the money for Allah's sake. Please take it.’

‘Just a moment.’ The saint replied. ‘I'm not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you a wealthy man? Do you have more money at home?

‘Oh yes. I have at least one thousand gold pieces at home,’ claimed the merchant proudly.

‘Do you want a thousand gold pieces more? Asked the saint.

‘Why not, of course yes. Every day I work hard to earn more money.’

‘And do you wish for yet a thousand gold pieces more beyond that?’

‘Certainly. Every day I pray that I may earn more and more money.’

The saint pushed the bag of gold back to the merchant. ‘I am sorry, but I cannot take your gold,’ he said. ‘A wealthy man cannot take money from a beggar.’

‘How can you call yourself a wealthy man and me a beggar?’ the merchant spluttered.

The saint replied, ‘I am a wealthy man because I am content with whatever Allah (SWT) sends me. You are a beggar, because no matter how much you possess, you are always dissatisfied, and always begging Allah (SWT) for more.’


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