Published On: Fri, Jan 13th, 2023
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Cleric tells people ‘poverty is a blessing’

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QUETTA: At a time when laymen is fighting against poverty and inflation for its existence, a noted cleric on Thursday was heard telling people that ‘poverty is a good thing’.

Haji Muhammad Athar, member of the Majlis-e-Shura of the Dawat-e-Islami organization while addressing a gathering said many Ahadith (sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) reveal that poverty brings a lot of blessings to society.

Muhammad Athar, while addressing the gathering was of the view that poverty brings divine wrath if people start complaining to God. “Poverty is best when people don’t complain,” he said.

The religious scholar said although it becomes difficult to common man when there is poverty, however, he said those who remain ‘resilient’ and don’t complain to God will be successful.

Athar told the participants of gathering that people should seek religious knowledge regardless of their financial position. “Wealth is like fire. Those who know how to use it are successful,” he said.