The Fitnah of Fearing Poverty

Sufyaan ath-Thawree (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

There is no weapon for the Shaytaan against the human similar to the fear of poverty. When it (i.e the fear of poverty) falls into the heart of the person, he prevents the truth (from being manifested), he speaks with the (evil, lowly) desires and he has the thoughts of evil about his Lord.

Source: Al-Mughnee ‘an Hamlil Asfaar, 4/32

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
29th of Shawwaal, 1436 H (08-14-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC

Original Arabic

:قال سفيان الثوري رحمه الله

ليس للشيطان سلاح للإنسان مثل خوف الفقر
:فإذا وقع في قلب الإنسان
منَعَ الحق –
وتكلم بالهوى –
وظن بربه ظن السوء –

(المغني عن حمل الأسفار (4/32