One Should Not Squander One’s Wealth in Vanity

LESSON # 495 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
One Should Not Squander One’s Wealth in Vanity
Surah NISAAA’  (WOMEN) - Chapter - 4)
Verses –29 & 30 of 176, Section –5/24 (Part – 5)

29.  O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent. And kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you.

30.  Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, we shall cast him into Fire. And that is ever easy for Allah.
29.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hallaziina  ‘aa-manuu  laa  ta’-kuluuu  ‘amwaa-lakum-  baynakum-  bil-baatili  ‘illaaa  ‘an-takuuna  tijaaratan  ‘an-taraazim-minkum  wa  laa  taq-tuluu  ‘anfusakum  ‘Innal-laaha  kaana  bikum  Rahiimaa.

30.  Wa  many-yaf-al  zaalika  ‘udwaananw-wa  zulman-  fa-sawfa  nusliihi  Naaraa.  Wa  kaana zaalika  ‘alallaahi  yasii-raa.     



Lesson

It has been ordered to the believers after describing the matrimonial laws and punishments of their disobedience that the people should not squander others’ wealth in vanity, for example; do not plunder the wealth of other people unjust through telling a lie, treachery, theft or plundering and lottery etc. However, if you trade by mutual consent or participate in any business, then it is lawful for you to take the wealth of one another by mutual willingness.

Second order, in this regard is “And kill not one another.” Injustice murder of any other Muslim brothers is unlawful.

Then it has been described that “Allah is ever Merciful unto you” Who reveals such orders, due to which neither any person can squander the wealth of any other person in vanity, nor he can kill someone unlawfully. These entire Instructions are for your goodness only.  

The person, who does against these orders of Allah Almighty, that is to say; if he/she either squanders the wealth of others in vanity, by using force or tyranny, or kills someone, then his/her abode is Hell. It is not difficult for Allah Almighty to throw the tyrants in the Fire of Hell, but it is very easy and simple for Him. Therefore, in view of the above, you should refrain from tyrannizing someone because we are Muslims. If we shall tyrannize any person, we would be thrown into the Hell.

In addition, we should keep in view that Allah Almighty is Creator and Master of the entire creatures. No power can stop Him from doing justice and punishing the evildoers and neither He shell favor someone improper, nor will He use force unlawful against anyone.    


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif).