Translation and commentary by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf:

Pg 55, From the chapter ‘Fear of Poverty’:

“The great historian Ibn Khaldun quoted a poet’s observation of the Muslim societies he came across: “We mend our livelihood with the cloth of our religion. In the end, nothing of the religion remains and our worldly condition goes unmended.” God will never set aright one’s worldly affairs when he or she destroys religion.”

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