On the authority of Abu Huraira, on the authority of the Messenger of Allaah [ﷺ] who said:
❝Musa asked his Lord about six characteristics, which he thought were only and purely for him alone and he did not like the seventh one.
1- He asked: ‘O my Lord! Which of your slaves are the most pious? He answered: He who/the one who remembers Allaah and does not forget.
2- He asked: ‘Which of your slaves are the most guided? He answered: the one who follows the guidance.
3- He asked: Which of your slaves is the best in judgement? He answered: the one who judges for the people just as he judges for his own self.
4- He asked: Which of your slaves is the most knowledgeable? He answered: The one who is not satisfied and always has a thirst for knowledge, he adds the knowledge of the people to his knowledge.
5- He asked: which of your slaves are the most honourable? He answered: The one who has the capability to forgive, then forgives.
6- He asked: Which of your slaves is the most content? He answered: The one who is pleased with what he is given.
7- He asked: Which of your slaves is the neediest? He answered: The one who utilizes what he has and always requires more.
Then the Messenger of Allaah [ﷺ] said: Satisfaction is not that which is apparent; indeed satisfaction is satisfaction of the self/soul. If Allaah intends good for His slave then He places satisfaction in his soul and his Taqwa [piety] in his heart. And if Allaah intends evil for a slave then He places poverty where ever he turns.❞
[Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of al-Albāni, (No. 3350) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]
Shaikh Sajid Umar