How Capitalism Destroys Contentment

Contentment (qana’a) is a lost virtue in our times. Why?

We are constantly being conditioned by the modern capitalistic world to see ourselves as masters of our own destiny. All that separates us from success and riches is our own effort and passion and drive, so we are told. The concepts of Allah’s decree and apportionment are no where in the picture. So people can never be content because they rely on themselves despite the reality that we are all impotent and it is Allah who decides.

These are matters of the heart. If you find yourself unsatisfied in life and restless, reflect on contentment and your conviction in the power and the control of your Creator.

 

Contentment (qana'a) is a lost virtue in our times. Why? We are constantly being conditioned by the modern…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, January 16, 2017

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Mohammad Al Wardighi

السلام عليكم

I hope this message reaches you in these trying time.

I wanna start by asking الله to reward for all your efforts over the years. I have learned alot from your speeches and lectures about the West and it’s contradictions. I send this message to make a request:

As I understand, you have quite a lot of Knowledge on David Hume. One of David Hume’s contemporaries was Adam Smith, father of capitalism and capitalist thought. I was wondering, if it’s not too much trouble, that you could a talk/breakdown of Capitalism from the Islamic perspective. I know that many young Muslims who are studying in academic institutions find themselves confused by this topic. I know that a talk from you on this subject matter will benefit them greatly.

Keep up the good work. May الله protect and reward you.

والسلام عليكم ورحمه الله وبركاته

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