I read a Hadith where apparently the prophet said ‘cause me to live amongst the poor and cause me to die poor’, is this correct?
Firstly who do we consider fitting into the category of poor is it beggars like you find in third world countries?
I’m in the U.K. and there’s council Estates here where people are on welfare benefits but the government gives them enough to have their necessities. They are uneducated and without luxuries.
Their young stay out in the streets involved in gangs while the adults spend all their time gossiping and backbiting others in the community - even people they don’t know.
Are such people considers poor and in what way does Allah love them? If I was poor I wouldn’t spend my time gossiping about others because I have no life. However it seems poor communities love to do this as they are idle and struggling. Should we really be praying to live and die amongst people like this??!!
On the other hand is Allah talking about the extremely poor who I don’t know hope they live.
What’s special about the poor people that The prophet prayed to be like and Among them. If it’s they have more remembrance of Allah, then why do they spend all day long just inventing and gossiping, and even causing conflicts about other people in the community?