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Why Does Allaah Almighty Mention Wealth Before Children?
Question:

In the Quraan, why is wealth always mentioned before children, despite children being worth more to a farther then his wealth? And what is the wisdom behind this?
Answer:

Because wealth helps one to fulfill unlawful desires, the temptations of wealth are greater. The opposite is the case with children. Although a person may be tried in regard to them, and disobey Allaah because of them, but the temptations from wealth are more and worse. Allaah Almighty says:

And it is not your wealth, nor your children that bring you nearer to Us (i.e. pleases Allh) (Saba' 34:37)

He also said:

Your wealth and your children are only a trial (At-Taghabun 64:15)

And:

Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allh (Al-Munafiqun 63:9)

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.7, p.105, DARUSSALAM
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