Islamic Quotes Greed. A strong selfish desire of having more and more of something, especially power, money and food is known as greed. It is so damaging that it can destroy everything in a man’s life and take away his power to succeed.
Islam promotes kindness and generosity and thus it stops people from being selfish and greedy. The greedy does not know when to stop, the only thing he or she cares about is acquiring as much fortune as possible. Greed can enslave a man so it is important to learn how to overcome it. Following are some of the Islamic quotes that emphasize on the negative effects of greed.
What Islam Says about Greed
↓35 – Hadith on Greed
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↓34 – Greed Is A Curse
Greed proves to be a curse because once a person has it, it stays with him forever. It becomes difficult to resist so it keeps growing with time.
↓33 – Enslavement – Hazrat ALI SAYING ON GREED
Greed has the power to enslave a person. It takes over and then has absolute control over him.
↓32 – Demolishing Habits
Habit is a routine practice that is repeated regularly and when greed becomes a habit, it is very difficult to give up.
↓31 – Death; The Last Resort
Prophet (SAW) explained that only death can save a person who tastes greed.
↓30 – Selfishness
Greed pushes a man to an extent where he becomes inhuman. It makes him forget about others and he starts collecting as much as possible for himself. Do have a look at these 50 Best Islamic Quotes About Namaz Prayers with Images.
↓29 – Hadith About Greed of Money
↓28 – The Root Of All Evil
No one is born evil, there is always something that makes a person vicious. In this case, the reason of a person becoming socially unacceptable is ‘greed.’
↓27 – Punishment for Greed in Islam
Having a healthy lifestyle is be easy however greed destroys our ability to live peacefully.
↓26 – Avarice Leads To Violence
Greed leads to many other harmful affects on human nature. It makes him violent which is strongly neglected by Islam.
↓25 – The Quran on Greed
A person who is always running after unneeded excess of things can never be content with what he has. It makes him ungrateful because he believes he never has enough. Once he achieves a goal, he sets another one and this nature is not liked by Allah (SWT). Have a look at these 50 Inspirational Mufti Menk Quotes and Sayings with Images.
↓24 – Never Ending Desires
A person who starts craving more and more will never be satisfied. He will constantly want more than what he has.
↓23 – Things That Stop From Rectification
↓22 – Greed Can Take Over Anything
It is not just money that can make a person greedy, it could be many things.
↓21 – Generosity Leads To Happiness
When Allah gives you enough wealth, he is testing you.
↓20 – Quranic Verse on Greed
↓19 – Takes Away Sagacity
↓18 – Dishonor To Islam
Someone who becomes fond of collecting fortune for himself only is a disgrace to Islam. He can live peacefully knowing that his brothers are facing difficulties whereas this is totally against what Islam teaches us.
↓17 – The Final Destination
No matter how much wealth, power or food you collect in this world, it will not help you in your grave. All the worldly possessions will stay while you will be no more.
↓16 – Why Do We Become Acquisitive?
Nothing happens without a reason. Every evil, every sin takes place because we put our faith in other things and not Allah (SWT).
↓15 – Victory Against Every Evil
↓14 – Deviation From The Right Path
↓13 – The Richest
↓12 – Champion Is The Non-Achiever
↓11 – Having More Is Worse
‘The more the merrier’ is not always true.
↓10 – A Source Of Diversion
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↓9 – Captor Of Indignity
“A greedy person is a captor of humiliation, whose captivity does not cease” – Imam Ali (AS)
↓8 – You Are Bound!
Imam Ali A.S once said:
“Know with certainty that you cannot achieve your desire and cannot exceed your destined life. You are on the track of those before you”
↓7 – Compelled Towards Sinful Acts
“Refrain from greed for those who were before you perished as a result of greed. Greed commanded them to be stingy and they obeyed: it ordered them into alienation and they obeyed; and it commanded them to sin and they sinned.” Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
↓6 – Example From The Past
Amr bin Auf quoted that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: “By Allah I do not fear poverty and starvation overtaking you, but I fear that you will have abundant wealth at your disposal as it had been at the disposal of the nations before you. You will then become extremely greedy in accumulating this wealth just as the previous nations had done. This (greed) will be the cause of your ruin and destruction just as it destroyed the people before you”. [al-Bukhari (3158) and Muslim (2961)]
↓5 – Need Becomes Greed
Umar (RA) was once reported saying that Prophet (SAW) said, “The believer eats in one intestine, while the disbeliever eats in seven intestines.’ [al-Bukhari (5393) and Muslim (2061)]
↓4 – Polluter
Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) is quoted as saying: “Greed pollutes the soul. corrupts religion and destroys youthfulness.”
↓3 – Blessings Upon Those Who Give
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Verily, Allah has people for whom he has assigned blessings to benefit his servants. He consolidates their blessings as long as they offer them to others. If they refuse to give them, he takes them away and directs them to others.” Source: Qaḍā’ al-Ḥawā’ij 5
↓2 – What Shows Is Not Real
Imam Ali was once reported saying : “It is best to submit and adhere to satisfaction and piety, and to relieve one’s self from covetousness and greed; for greed and covetousness are present poverty and submission and satisfaction are apparent wealth.”
↓1 – Brotherhood
Islam supports fraternity and brotherhood so it becomes obligatory for every Muslim to take care of his brother and do not become selfish. Allah said:
“The believers are but brothers, so make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah that you may receive mercy.”
Surat al-Hujurat 49:10