Financial freedom is a concept not only centred on technical aspects or calculation part of money and financial management, but it goes beyond, as it encompasses our personalities, behaviour and ethical values.
A truly financial freedom is achieved when one has the ability to resist and control certain things in dealing with the sources and uses of one’s money, hence partaking the righteous decisions in whatever situation, either in prosperity or in hardship.
The Noble Qu’ran had mentioned about the characteristics of the person who will receive forgiveness and reward from Allah, and these characters include the ability to spend or we can say to deal with his wealth or money freely without been constraint by prosperity or adversity.
The verse reads:
“And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous. Who spend [in the cause of Allah ] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good.” [Ali Imran 3:133-134]
Source: Money, Greed, And Financial Freedom – Written by Mohamad Azhar bin Hashim