Please mention the reference for this narration.

قال سعد بن أبي وقاص لابنه يا بني! إذا طلبت الغنى فاطلبه بالقناعة فإنه من لم يكن له قناعة لم يغنه مال



Imams Abu Bakr Ad Dinawri and Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahumallah) have recorded this advice of Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mujalasah Wa Jawahirul ‘Ilm, 1843, Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 20 pg. 363)



Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advised his son, ‘O My beloved son! If you are seeking wealth, then seek it with contentment, for whoever does not have contentment, no [amount of] money will suffice him”


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar