Date :Monday, October 22nd, 2018 | Time : 09:58 |ID: 75086 | Print

How much of worldly possessions will suffice?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: do not wish for more than enough, and do not ask for more than what will get you to your target [1]. This world is a tool for the hereafter; go after the world as far as it takes you to the hereafter. It is also narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The less of the world is better than a lot of it. And that which is needed to get the human being to the destination, is better than things which destroy the human being [2]. In another narration, Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ the child of Adam (AS), whatever you attain which is more than your requirements, will remain for others, and you are the one who looks after those things for others [3].

[1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 45.

[2] Qorarul Hekam, Page 366.

[3] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom 192.

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