Author: Pure Matrimony
If you want to be very rich, most people will tell you to have your own business, to invest in assets such as property and oil etc and of course this will make you wealthy. But you need to have the skills, knowledge AND money in the first place to invest – and not everyone has that!
However! There is a trade that pays so heavily that just a tiny amount of investment will result in accumulating massive riches. And it involves two kinds of currency. Your time, and your knowledge!
Those who want to be the richest person in the akhirah with enormous mansions made of gold and silver, the best of clothing and food and jewels and the type of lifestyle that even celebrities dream about, then here’s a little secret: teach people good deeds such as the salah or the Quran.
The Prophet SAW said: “The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.” [Bukhaari]
In another hadith, the Prophet Muhammad SAW said:
“Allah, His angels and all those in Heavens and on Earth, even ants in their hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct others in beneficial knowledge.” – [Tirmidhi]
Knowledge carries a huge reward. The one who points the way to something good is like the one who does it. When the knowledgeable person dies, his reward with Allah doesn’t end, rather it continues to increase so long as people benefit from his knowledge.
The Prophet SAW said: “When a man dies, all his deeds come to an end except for three – an ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge or a righteous son who will pray for him.” [Muslim]
Therefore, teach your families the shahada, the Basmallah and the salah. Teach them surahs from the Quran – and if you only know Surah-Al-Fatiha, then teach your kids this yourself! Remember that praying 5 times a day means you recite Surah-Al-Fatiha at LEAST 17 times a day!
Don’t give this reward to anyone else! Teach your children the daily adhkar such as ‘Subhan’Allah, Alhamdulilah, Allahu Akbar’ and encourage them to teach others.
It’s the best investment you will ever make because even when you are no longer here, the rewards will never diminish as long as the people you taught continue to benefit. If they pass it on to their families, then your reward continues!
The Prophet SAW said: “Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in the slightest, and whoever calls people to misguidance will have a burden of sin like that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in the slightest.” [Muslim]
Therefore be mindful of the legacy you leave your family, because you will inherit what you earned and what you have created for yourself.
May Allah SWT make us all Servants in His cause who gain and share beneficial knowledge ameen!
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