أَنَّ عَمْرَو بن عَوْفٍ أخبره أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم قال فَوَاللَّهِ ما الْفَقْرَ أَخْشَى عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَكِنِّي أَخْشَى عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ تُبْسَطَ الدُّنْيَا عَلَيْكُمْ كما بُسِطَتْ على من كان قَبْلَكُمْ فَتَنَافَسُوهَا كما تَنَافَسُوهَا وَتُهْلِكَكُمْ كما أَهْلَكَتْهُمْ

‘Amr ibn ‘Awf (rta) … reported that God’s Messenger (sws) said: “… By God! It is not poverty which I fear for you; however, I fear that you be given abundance in wealth the way those before you were given; then you begin to compete with one another for them as they did and this may destroy you as it destroyed them.”[1]



[1]. Ibid., vol. 4, 2273, (no. 2961).