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Hadeeth Thirty One: The Muslim is Contented and Satisfied


From Aboo Hurairah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

Richness is not in having many belongings, but richness is the richness of the soul (contentment).[1]


So the greatest of riches you can attain, O servant of Allaah, is contentment of one’s soul, and having a contented heart and this will not be achieved except through humbling oneself before Allaah, the One free from and far removed from all defects, and calling upon Him in supplication and in placing reliance upon Him. So he whose soul is contented and rich will increase in his:

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[1] Reported by al-Bukhaaree (Eng. Trans. 8/304/no.453) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 2/501/no.2287).