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Lengthy aspirations

Q: I have read a hadith that a sign of an unfortunate person is that they have fancy aspirations (something to the effect). Are there any guidelines to determine if your aspirations are fanciful e.g. not of benefit to Deen, aspiration is motivated by competition?


A: Aspirations which are only to impress people or they are lengthy material aspirations.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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