Umar (Ra) was being a teacher, a mentor to Jabir Ibn Abdullah [r] and was basically saying to him look just because you have unlimited access to limited resources that others don’t doesn’t mean that you should Grant yourself that unlimited access to those things doesn’t mean that you should purchase whenever you feel like purchasing because you have the means to do so, right?
We have limited resources. We have an inherent scarcity and just because we have access easy access to those things or we might be amongst those that have easy access to those things doesn’t mean we should always use that access to make things as easy as possible for us and treat ourselves as much as we want to these blessings that have been made available to us.
We’re meant to be restricted. We’re meant to be limited. And if Allah has blessed us to this point to where we never had to think that way then let’s think that way now in sha Allah tala and take advantage of these moments to discipline ourselves spiritually With the blessings that were so readily available to us before. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman