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No Poverty After Paradise …

March 12, 2008

Shu`bah and Qatadah related from Yunus bin Jubayr, who said that he accompanied Jundub and he and his companions said to him, “Give us some advice.” He replied,

“I advise you to fear Allah. I advise you to adhere to the Qur’an – for it is light in the darkest of nights and it is guidance during the day. Apply it.. but if a trial such as poverty comes to you, give precedence to your religion over wealth. If that trial worsens, continue to put your religion before your wealth and your soul, for indeed the only one who is destroyed is the one whose religion is destroyed; the one who is poor is the one who has lost his religion. Know that there is no poverty after Paradise and there is no richness after the Hellfire.”