Chapter #9: The Trials
وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَأَوْلَادُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ عِنْدَهُ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ
“And know that your properties [wealth] and your children are but a trial and that God has with Him a great reward.” [Sahih International][8:28]
We are being reminded here that what we are given from wealth is a trial. How we distribute this wealth. Where it is spent? Who is it going to? How is it making us act? How is it making us feel? Same goes to our children; they too are a trial. How did we raise them? How well do they know God? How familiar are they with their faith? Did they get their rights? And so on. We must be God-conscious with what we are given.
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