Hadhrat Ibn Hizam (Radhiyallaho anho) Gives up Begging

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Hadhrat Hakim bin Hizam (Radhiyallaho anho) came
to the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) and begged him
for help. He gave him something. Next time he came and
asked for something. The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)
gave him something this time also. When he came to
beg the third time, the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam),
after giving him something, said:
“Hakim! Money has a deceptive appearance. It appears
to be very sweet (but it is really not so). It is a blessing
when earned with contentment of heart, but there is no
satisfaction in it when it is got with greed.”
Hakim said: “0, Prophet of Allah, I will not bother anybody
after this.”
Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho anho) in the time of
his Khilafat offered to help Hakim from Baitul Mal, but he
refused. Again Umar (Radhiyallaho anho) as Amir-ul-Mominin
requested Hakim many times to accept something
from him, but he did not agree.
Our greed and avarice know no bounds; this is why we
find no blessings in what we earn.

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