Love of money causes tremendous damage and destruction not only at home level but in all over the world. No doubt money is needed to fulfill our basic needs of life but extra ordinary love of money is really the cause of all evils. When our necessary needs leads to luxurious we are getting involved to gather it more and more. Our strong Urge to get more money and living a better lifestyle indulge us in many evils.
Lust of money affects the human relations badly. Person, having desire for money, try to accumulate it at any cost and means. Love of money becomes the cause of antagonism between father and son, between brother and brother and between friend and friend. All moral values are ignored and set aside where money is involved. The love of money poisons friendship and relationship of all kinds. It is the desire of money that causes human beings to commit a theft or a fraud, or to involve in terrorist activities. It is the desire of money that causes to commit a home robbery or a bank dacoit.
Now-a-days, all the newspapers are full of stories of crimes, murders and kidnaps that are committed for the sake of money. A recent example of lust of money where Somali pirates released four Pakistani and 18 other hostages after huge ransom was paid to them. Pirates had kidnapped a group of 22 crew members, included Egyptians, Indians and a Sri Lankan in August last year, on board vessel MV Suez of an Egyptian company and had demanded $2.1 millions for their release.
Being the Muslim, we must spend our extra incomes for the welfare of poor people instead of hoarding it. Islamic history contains a various examples of Ashaba Akram (RA) who spent their huge portion of income as charity. When we spend money in the name of Allah and for the service of mankind we get a lot of blessings from Allah.
Lust of money becomes the cause of all social and economic evils such as smuggling, illicit distillation of liquor, hoarding of commodities, adulteration of foodstuffs and black marketing, gambling, speculation and cut throat competition in money are to be attributed to people’s love of money. It is the love of money that forces sales man of medical store to sell spurious drugs to make extra profits. It is the love of money that forces shopkeepers to sell cigarettes to underage even banned by Government. It is the love of money again which leads to the exploitation of poor by rich. Love of money spoils the peace of a nation more than any other evil.