Moderation as the basic ruling on spending

A: A- The original ruling regarding spending money on food, clothes, furniture, etc. Is that a Muslim has to follow a moderate way between extravagancy and miserliness. People differ in this regard according to the differences between their classes, conditions, positions, and financial capabilities. Amongst the proofs for the foregoing is that Allah (Exalted be He) says while praising the slaves of the Most Beneficent: And those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes). Allah (Exalted be He) also says: O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes), while praying and going round (the Tawâf of) the Ka‘bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allâh) likes not Al-Musrifûn (those who waste by extravagance). Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allâh, which He has produced for His slaves, and At-Taiyyibât [all kinds of Halâl (lawful) things] of food?" Say: "They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) exclusively for them (believers) on the Day of Resurrection (the disbelievers will not share them)." Thus We explain the Ayât (Islâmic laws) in detail for people who have knowledge. Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawâhish (great evil sins and every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allâh for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allâh of which you have no knowledge." (Part No. 21; Page No. 152) Besides, He (Exalted be He) says: And it is He Who produces gardens trellised and untrellised Until His saying: Eat of their fruit when they ripen, but pay the due thereof (its Zakât according to Allâh’s Orders 1/10th or 1/20th) on the day of its harvest, and waste not by extravagance. Verily, He likes not Al-Musrifûn (those who waste by extravagance), B- Enjoying the bounties of Allah does not contradict righteousness, piety, and Zuhd as long as the person gains their money through Halal (lawful) means, follows a moderate way of spending their money, and fulfills the rights of Allah regarding the bounties that Allah bestowed upon them. Proof for the foregoing is that prophet Sulayman (Solomon, peace be upon him) made Du`a' (supplication) to his Lord (Exalted be He) about which Allah says: "My Lord! Forgive me, and bestow upon me a kingdom such as shall not belong to any other after me: Verily, You are the Bestower." Thus Allah bestowed upon Sulayman dazzling graces that were considered signs of Allah's power and that Sulayman (peace be upon him) thanked Allah for them and used them in a way that pleased Him (Exalted be He). Prophet Sulayman enjoyed such graces in the Halal ways and was amongst the grateful, i.e. enjoying graces did not contradict his righteousness, piety, and Zuhd. (Part No. 21; Page No. 153) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.