Nabi Kareem (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) feared his Ummat’s abundant wealth

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“Verily amongst the things I fear for you after my life transpires is the lushness and charm of this world opening up to you.” (Bukhari, Muslim – Mishkaat)

Nabi Kareem (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) feared that his Ummat’s abundant wealth when nations and countries are conquered by them prevents them [his Ummat] from righteous deeds and preoccupies them from acquiring beneficial knowledge [i.e. knowledge of the Deen]. The consequence foreseen by Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was decadent morals, viz. hubris, vanity, haughtiness, love for wealth and fame and all the concomitant materialistic evils that ensue from the latter two, including aversion for preparation of maut [death] and the happenings of the Hereafter. (Mirqaat)