When the Prophet sat down with the Companions, immediately the Apostle prayed,
“Make me poor, let me die in poverty and let the people who are together with me in Paradise later on, be among those who are poor.”
That was the heart of the Prophet,
poverty is a bliss and joy for him.
Something which he very much desired.
Much less with our lives today,
poverty and hardship is something very scary and horrible.
All sorts of things cross in our thoughts about our life tomorrow
and forty years to come until we also think about the lives of our future descendants.
The enormity of the enemies’ influence which has been nesting in our thinking.
It has been damaged, totally damaged, humiliated with the worst humiliation.
Our reliance is no longer with Allah SWT,
instead with physical things which are extremely weak and powerless.
Whether we realize it or not, we have denied that God is Most Wealthy,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful and Almighty.
In our prayer we declare that, “Only to You that I seek for help.”
But in the reality of our lives, we actually had lied.
We have been corrupted and influenced by the world, the evil nafs and the enemies.
We continued to be tied down to the shallow and narrow thinking minds.
The fact is the highest level we can organize our lives is only for about 70 years. While spiritual people or people with taqwa, their preparations are very far ahead and a lot better.
They prepare for a life which is eternal in the hereafter.
MasyaAllah, apparently we had been cheated for a long time.
We utilize all of our time, energy, even our lifetime
to pursue riches and pleasures of life in this temporal world
because we do not like poverty and hardship.
Thus, we are not willing to fight and sacrifice for life in hereafter which is eternal.
Are we able to free ourselves from all those?
Like the lives of Rasululullah SAW, the companions and the righteous who are very delighted with the poverty and hardships.
They are not at all afraid to lose their wealth but are very fearful of losing God.
Losing God means losing everything, even when we are rich and powerful.