I will not withhold from you

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) reported that certain people of the Ansar asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and he gave them; then they again asked him and he gave them until all what he possessed was exhausted. Then the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whatever wealth I have, I will not withhold from you. Whosoever would be chaste and modest; Allah will keep him chaste and modest and whosoever would seek self-sufficiency, Allah will make him self-sufficient; and whosoever would be patient, Allah will give him patience, and no one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


Besides describing generosity, kindness and nobility of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), he has been ordained by Allah to adopt patience, contentment and self-respect and to avoid anyone’s favour.

And Allah Knows Best!

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