A poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man was not ‘Rich’. Afterwards 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 is Al-Hadi, The Guide, He 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 alos Ar-Razzaq “The Provider” Who will provide that poor man? Rizq is guaranteed from Allah SWT, but Hidayah is not guaranteed.
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 religion/belief 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 respect her, love her and care about her for the sake of Allah.