Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It screams buy me, but do you need it?

I'm talking about getting caught up. It's something women are good at when it comes to shopping. We see something and we stare at it, it stares back at you. (clothes, handbags, jewelery, shoes what have you.) " OMG, it's so cute." The more you touch it and hold onto it, the deeper we sink into convincing ourselves that we might actually buy it. That "This was made just for me!" This might actually be an impulse buy. Take a second, matter a fact take two my friend. Get out of the store, and walk it off. Mull it over and think about what your doing, bc if you really don't need it, what the dickens are you doing? Subhanallah, we are muslims and we should always strive to be modest, as much as we can. Buy what you need, not what you want. This is a recession, be a recessionista! Save your pennies for rainy days. Do not spend excessively on wordly things, bc when you die, you can't take it with you! Resist the whispers from the shaytaan, how we spend our money as muslims matter, we will be asked about it. Spend money in the sake of Allah and you'll never go wrong. May Allah make it easy for us all, ameen.

‘Urwah b. Al-Zubayr – Allah have mercy on him – said:

‘Â’ishah – Allah be pleased with her – gave seventy thousand (dirham) in charity, while her own skirt used to be patched.

‘Abdullah b. Mubârak in Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqâ’iq Vol. 1 p588, no.705.

taya* Umm Layth<3


  1. MashaAllah. A good reminder for a business-shopper like me who used to shop for a living (I was a personal shopper and manages window displays).

  2. wow subhanAllah i never knew that about Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) I knew she gave in charity and would put perfume, but I didnt know her skirt would be patched up...that is so humbling. jazakallah khair

  3. *correction* she would put perfume on the money before donating