Self Sufficiency (Al Hadith)

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Abu Hurairah (رضی اللہ عنہ) reported: The Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said, "Richness is not the abundance of wealth, rather it is self-sufficiency.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Self-sufficiency means that man lives on whatever he possesses, remains contentedly independent of others and avoids begging of them. Herein lies a suggestion that man should submit to Divine dispensation. He should not desire more than he needs, nor should he keep an eye on the wealth of others.