Making dua for more wealth

Q: Is it permissible in islam to pray to Allah to bless us with more wealth than someone else because they are competing with us in each and every thing. That doesn't mean to decrease their wealth.

A: Though it is permissible to make dua for more wealth, however the Hadith discourages us from competing with each other in wealth and in the material things of the world. A Mu’min has been created for much greater objectives than just being concerned of amassing worldly possessions.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)