“Can someone who posses wealth be a zaahid?”

وقد سئل الإمام أحمد: أيكون الإنسان ذا مال وهو زاهد؟ قال: نعم إن كان لا يفرح بزيادته ولا يحزن بنقصانه

Imam Ahmad was asked:
“Can someone who posses wealth be a zaahid?” Imam Ahmad said: Yes as long the increase of the wealth does not please him or it’s decrease does not sadden him.”

http://forums.islamicawakening.com/f20/the-concept-of-zuhd-in-islam-58169/

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