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Hasan on Idolatry: The idol of the Muslim nation is wealth | Daily Hadith Online
Ibn Muflih reported: Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, "Every nation has an idol that they worship, and the idol of this nation is the gold and silver coin." Source: al-Ādāb al-Shar'īyah 3/297 عن ابن مفلح قَالَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ رحمه الله لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ صَنَمٌ يَعْبُدُونَهُ وَصَنَمُ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ الدِّينَارُ وَالدِّرْهَمُ 3/297 الآداب الشرعية فصل فتن المال والنساء والبداوة والأمراء المضلين والعلماء المنافقين