Hadith on Wealth: The best wealth is gratitude and a righteous spouse

July 11, 2017

Thawban reported: When the verse was revealed, “And those who hoard gold and silver,” (9:43), some of the companions said, “This was revealed about gold and silver. Were it only revealed that we may know which wealth is best to take.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best wealth is a tongue that remembers Allah, a grateful heart, and a believing wife to help him in his faith.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3094

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ قَالَ لَمَّا نَزَلَتْ وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ قَالَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أُنْزِلَ فِي الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ مَا أُنْزِلَ لَوْ عَلِمْنَا أَيُّ الْمَالِ خَيْرٌ فَنَتَّخِذَهُ فَقَالَ النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أَفْضَلُهُ لِسَانٌ ذَاكِرٌ وَقَلْبٌ شَاكِرٌ وَزَوْجَةٌ مُؤْمِنَةٌ تُعِينُهُ عَلَى إِيمَانِهِ

3094 سنن الترمذي كتاب تفسير القرآن باب ومن سورة التوبة

3094 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي