The Prophet & The Passersby
An interesting hadith to reflect on especially in the materialist culture and society we live in. The rich are idolised and celebrated simply for the wealth they have amassed and the worldly status they hold but the poor are ignored, looked down upon and ridiculed because they are not "privileged" enough to think, live and behave like the rich. We so often make the mistake of treating the rich with more respect than than we do the poor and we try so hard to emulate the celebrity lifestyle. I don't think this hadith is saying the rich are bad people in general but I think it highlights how the less fortunate or the poor have a special status in God's eyes especially if they endure His tests with patience and redha. In other words, never underestimate people and Allah's love for the less fortunate.
There's so much more to unravel, in my opinion. What's your personal take on this hadith?