- How is the concept of Zuhd understood from Qur'an and Sunnah?
- It is normally translated as asceticism, but does that mean living in poverty, hunger and abstaining from marriage and sleep?
- Can someone who possess wealth be a Zahid?
- What are the qualities of a true Zahid according to Qur'an and Sunnah?
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That God made the world is accessories to test for us To know God where we act as ordered it or not?
Zuhd : is the output the love of the world from the heart, so Zahid not pay any attention to the world in his heart, and not preoccupied in this world on the purpose for which God created for it
Zuhd does not mean to believer give up for a the world and he gives up his money, and leave halal earning and be a burden on others.
In 40 Hadith for Nawawi:
The Prophet (PBUH) explained the true meaning of Zuhd when he said:
And in another hadith:
And some scholars said: (not Zuhd to leave the world of your hand and Is in your heart, but the Zuhd is Leave the world in your heart and is in your hand).
Ali (ra) defined zuhd best:
Many of the Prophets and Sahabah were incredibly wealthy or powerful - but they didn't let that get in the way of their connection with Allah. Abd ar-Rahman b. Auf (ra) is a fantastic example of a very successful businessman and yet among those promised jannah. Sulaiman (as) asked Allah SWT for a kingdom and dominion the likes of which would not be given to anyone else after him - here is a Prophet asking Allah SWT for literally a whole kingdom and power over it! But before he asked Allah for that, he asked for forgiveness. So he had his priorities straight.
Today people incorrectly associate zuhd with leaving the world or renouncing everything and living a minimal existence. This is not the way of the Prophet (saws). He said:
In our prayer, the Prophet (saws) instructed us to ask Allah for the blessings and goodness of this life, the eternal life, and to be saved from the Fire.
Sa'id b. Jubair said "Allah tests me, I don't test Him" in connection with people thinking they were doing Allah a favor by inflicting poverty on themselves.
These examples from the Prophets, Companions, and other early Muslims give an indication as to the true meaning of zuhd.
Your answer is given by the household of the holy Prophet --peace be upon him and his household, the describers of Quran, as follows:
Therefore Quran defines the Zuhd (asceticism) in this verse:
But let me explain this to some extent. An ascetic person in Islam may be rich or poor in property; Zuhd does not require the person to have less or least wealth (as was considered by many famous Sufi's in the history of Sufism), but it does require the person not to rely on his wealth, income, and etc., be it a house or car or money in bank or credit or even children or honor, or even healthy body and sharp mind or knowledge or any other possession or characteristic. The ascetic person would always remind his position in the course of life and in the relation with God, so that he only relies on Allah, neither he will get disappointed when he lose something that he had and nor will he exult when he gains something that he had not. In every instant he knows that he is a servant of Allah, he still has some duties even though the conditions of the game will change slightly.
Then we turn back to see the history, we have Talut and Dhul-Qarnein and the prophets Joseph and David and Solomon --peace be upon them-- which were king (or anyway ranked among the highest in a government) with lots of wealth. They were all ascetic of course while were rich as well. Another example if the prophet Ayyub --peace be upon him-- who was rich as well, then Allah examined him by taking back from him almost anything that was given to him, but he remained a good servant of Allah with no single instant of thinking bad (سوء الظن) about his Lord:
That's a very common examination style that Allah puts forward in our courses of lives, to give us for us to remind Him and thank Him (both by doing our duties and by tongue) or to take back from us again to remind Him and ask Him and be patient, being pleased by what Allah has chosen for us.
This is only a short argument about Zuhd, you can easily extend your knowledge by many great books written based on this verse and the Ahadeeth of the 14 infallibles peace be upon them.