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It was narrated from Abu Al-Ahwas, from his father, :
That he came to the Prophet [ may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ] wearing shabby clothes. The Prophet [ may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ] said to him: "Do you have any wealth?" He said: "Yes, all kinds of wealth." He said: "What kinds of wealth?" He said: "Allah has given me camels, cattle, sheep, horses and slaves." He said: "If Allah has given you wealth, then let the effect of Allah's blessing and generosity be seen on you."
The Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) taught his companions how to take advantage of their share from the worldly life without extravagance, to enjoy the good things in a way that does not go beyond the level of moderation. He recommends that they take their caution from the excess asceticism, without neglecting the demands of the body, he described for them the best way to use the bounties of Allah in the limits set by Allah and loved by people. Allah is beautiful and loves beauty, and people also love the man who appears in a beautiful appearance that comforts the eye, and fits the customs approved by the Shari'ah.
The Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him ) shows us that the Book of Allah recommends the enjoyment of the good things.
It is desirable that the Muslim take his fortune from this world without extravagance or negligence, believing that the virtue lies between the two evil things; the extravagance and the negligence, and that Islam is the religion of moderation in all matters.
This Hadith is an argument against those who claim that asceticism in this world is austerity, roughness and deprivation of the permited pleasures, they wear the most rough clothes and appear in front of the people in a disgusting manner contrary to the accepted customs and traditions, and impose this on their followers. Moreover, they claim that this is the ascetisim to which the religion of Islam calls and the way liked to the Lord of the worlds.
The true asceticism in this world means to suffice with the good things without extravagance or arrogance.
Piety is to leave the suspicions out of seeking the safety for the religious committment and the honor, and leave the permitted things if they inevitably lead to falling into the unlawful matters.
This is a proof of the tolerance of Islam and its validity for all times and places. It is a realistic religion in its approach. Its rulings are based on the fulfillment of what is required by nature and necessitated by the circumstances and events.
The Muslim is a true image of Islam in his words, deeds, and conditions.