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Why Does Allaah Almighty Mention Wealth Before Children?

In the Quraan, why is wealth always mentioned before children, despite children being worth more to a farther then his wealth? And what is the wisdom behind this?

Because wealth helps one to fulfill unlawful desires, the temptations of wealth are greater. The opposite is the case with children. Although a person may be tried in regard to them, and disobey Allaah because of them, but the temptations from wealth are more and worse. Allaah Almighty says:

And it is not your wealth, nor your children that bring you nearer to Us (i.e. pleases Allh) (Saba' 34:37)

He also said:

Your wealth and your children are only a trial (At-Taghabun 64:15)


Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allh (Al-Munafiqun 63:9)

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.7, p.105, DARUSSALAM
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