A poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man didn’t have enough money in his bank account, then that father accepted to give his daughter in marriage to a rich man who wasn’t a practicing Muslim. People asked the father:” how could you accept to marry your daughter to such person?” he just replied:“Allah The Guide, will show him the right path in InshaAllah”.
But didn’t he know that Al Hadi “The Guide” who will guide that rich man is Ar-Razzaq “The Provider” Who will provide that poor man? Allah says in Qur’an: “And marry those among you who are single and the pious of your slaves and maid-servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His grace. Allah is of ample means, Aware.” [ Sûrah al-Nûr : 32]
Unfortunately we are in a time where status and wealth are more important than Deen and good manners! We are in a time where some parents think that money is the secret of their daughter’s happiness. They forget that a righteous husband is the key to her Jannah and that is the ultimate happiness. They forget that marrying their daughter to a righteous man, they makes sure that the husband gives her happiness for the sake of Allah. If the man has a healthy relationship with Allah Azzawajal, he will be good to her for Allah’s sake, he will automatically obey her, respect her, love her and care about her for the sake of Allah (Subhanu Wa Tala).
Taken from Islamic Stories.