Hadith on Wealth: Your true earnings are your acts of charity

Abu Mutarrif reported: I came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, while he was reciting the verse, “Competition for wealth diverts you,” (102:1). The Prophet said, “The son of Adam boasts: My wealth! My wealth! O son of Adam, have you truly earned any wealth but what you ate and consumed, or clothes put on and wore out, or spent in charity so it remained?

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2958

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي مُطَرِّفٍ قَالَ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ يَقْرَأُ أَلْهَاكُمْ التَّكَاثُرُ قَالَ يَقُولُ ابْنُ آدَمَ مَالِي مَالِي قَالَ وَهَلْ لَكَ يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ مِنْ مَالِكَ إِلَّا مَا أَكَلْتَ فَأَفْنَيْتَ أَوْ لَبِسْتَ فَأَبْلَيْتَ أَوْ تَصَدَّقْتَ فَأَمْضَيْتَ

2958 صحيح مسلم كتاب الزهد والرقائق

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