Question: Assalamualaikum. Is Zuhd about looking poor and ragged and out of touch with life?
Answer: Wa’alaykum as Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh
May Allah bless us all. Ameen.
Zuhd is not as has been described in the question.
Rather looking at the seerah and the sunnah, and looking at the lives of the sahaabah, may Allah be pleased with them, we understand Zuhd to refer to the following:
*Making use of your life and wealth in a manner that takes you closer to Allah, and a manner that is beneficial to your hereafter.*
*Leaving all that which takes you further away from Allah Almighty, and building your Jannah, even if that thing or act is permissible from an Islamic perspective.*