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Abu Rayyah Rejects the Hadith, “Wealth is not the Accumulation of Assets, Rather, Wealth is the Contentment of the Heart”

 

On page 260, Abu Rayyah says:

 

وحديث ليس الغنى كثرة العرض ولكن الغنى غنى النفس رواه البخارى فى الادب المفرد

The hadith, “Wealth is not the accumulation of assets, rather, wealth is the contentment of the heart,” is reported by al Bukhari in al Adab al Mufrad.

 

Our comment: This hadith, from Abu Hurairah radiya Llahu ‘anhu was established by ‘the great Shia exegete, the outstanding researcher’ Mirza Muhammad al Mash-hadi.[1] It is the exact same hadith which you have rejected on the basis of lies and accusations. This hadith is also among those that have been narrated authentically and established from their grandfather. Thus, we cannot fathom the reason behind this rejection. It is reported from al Sadiq:

 

غنى النفس اغنى من البحر

Contentment of the heart is more valuable than the sea.[2]

 

Al Kinani reports from al Sadiq that the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

 

خير الغنى غنى النفس

The best wealth is the contentment of the heart.[3]

 

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[1] Tafsir Kanz al Daqa’iq, 1/261.

[2]Bihar al Anwar, 75/105, 71/381, 383, 394, 395; al Saduq: Amali, pg. 146; al Khisal, 2/5; Ma’ani al Akhbar, pg. 177; al Kafi, 2/103; Wasa’il al Shia, 8/504.

[3]Bihar al Anwar, 75/106, 168, 78/115, Bab Mawa’iz al Hassan ibn ‘Ali, 447, 454.

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