Originally Posted by Liquesce
reminds me mostly of those occasional Muslims who would suggest it is un-Islamic to stand in line in wait for fear of giving an impression of attempting to predict the future. Which is to say: nonsense.
I have NEVER heard of this before in my life! I'm shocked! Definitely nonsense. How would anything ever get done??? LOL
No...my husband is not that type of person. To be quite honest he is very generous and very moderate in most things in life. But with the money thing, I don't think he feels he has Islamic justification that this is the one and ONLY way, but I do think that he feels it is a very good way.
We usually DONT use Islamic rulings/fatwas to settle arguments because it the past that has turned into fatwa-slinging and we didn't like the vibe of that.
Without putting too much info on the web, I will say this: my husband's father was a refuge from a very poor country, who in his lifetime became worth A LOT. (We ARE definitely not millionaires though lol -- that money has gone to many good places and all our money is what we have made ourselves). All through halal means. His father was a "spiritual advisor" to a member of an Islamic royal family, but also a restaurant waiter, a teacher, and many other professions....so anyway, they were raised really to believe that all money was a result of hard work and God's blessing. And they NEVER counted it, or shared how much was in the bank, because they believed that it was better not to "track" God's blessing. In fact, they used to keep cash inside the Quran, and one day found a Quran in the basement with thousands it in to pay for college tuition......
So. Add DHs history with DHs Finance degree... and I think my husbands financial background is avant garde on many levels here. So it's kind of hard to know where or why the ideas he uses are in practice, and it's hard to try to convince him otherwise.