What's wrong with it?

[من حسن إسلام المرء ترك ما لا يعني - To be a good Muslim is to leave that which of no value - Tirmidhi et al.]

To take delight or advantages from things which are Mubah (tolerable) is not haram or forbidden. However, an abundant amount leads to the development of amity with these; love develops for these things. Thereafter it becomes difficult to let go. Consequently, one needs to seek means to acquire these and so one becomes concerned with increasing income. Those who become concerned with increasing cash at times need to make compromises in matters of din. This sometimes leads a person to a situation where they commit sins.

Had it been so easy to save one’s self after delving into the world, the prophet of Allah (صلي الله عليه وسلم) would not have warned so assiduously to become disconnected from the world nor would he have saved himself so strictly.

Posted in ijtima.org, note 66 (4 Shawwal 1433). Originally published in Fadha'il Sadaqat (1424). Shaykh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyyah Kandhalwi. Dar al-Isha'at; Karachi, Pakistan. p.244

Translated by Muhammad Saifur Rahman