Research Article

Recognizing Extravagance Consumption and Avoiding Wastefulness Using Islamic Benchmarks in Nahj al-Balaghah


  • Fahimeh Kalbasi Assoicate Professor of Department of Quran and Religious Studies, University of Payam Noor, Tehran Iran
  • Muhammad Amani M.A Degree in English Literature, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran


Excessive consumption on a large scale in various affairs causes the waste of substantial material assets and sometimes even endangers the lives of human beings. This consumption leads to famine and the reduction of necessary materials for future generations. The wrong consumption patterns in Islamic society are undeniable, and their adverse consequences have exposed Islamic societies. However, one of Islam’s best accurate social-economical guidance is avoiding excessive consumption. This article attempts to clarify the Modification Consumption Patterns using the sayings of Imam-Ali (AS) in Nahj al-Balaghah. Regarding the revision of Hadiths and Quranic verses, the researchers can extract and conclude the basic consumption patterns and present them to the Islamic community. For Example, “Extravagance Consumption ruins the divine rewards.” Islam had warned the Islamic Community to avoid excessive consumption while using the pure resources on the earth. Holy Quran harshly condemned profanes and those who are abundantly excessive about any consumption on the earth. In Surah Araf, verse 31: “O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah, loveth not the wasters”. These patterns can be compared with other patterns in the Islamic community.

Article information


International Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies

Volume (Issue)

2 (2)





How to Cite

Kalbasi, F., & Amani, M. (2022). Recognizing Extravagance Consumption and Avoiding Wastefulness Using Islamic Benchmarks in Nahj al-Balaghah. International Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies, 2(2), 01–09.



Consumption Pattern, Excessive Consumption, Modifying Excessive Consumption, Imam Ali(AS), Nahj al-Balaghah