Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam enquired, "What remains of the goat?" The reply was, "Only a shoulder."
Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam said, "All remains except the shoulder."
Note: the idea in this is that whatever is given away for Allah’s sake remains as an everlasting reward; the rest perishes unless it is spent for a worthwhile cause.
Mazahir Rahmatullah alaihe has said that it points towards the
Ayat of Holy Qur’an:
"Whatever you have in this world will perish one day (either by its own decay or your death). That which reaches
Allah remains forever." (an Nahl: 96)
In one of the Ahadith, Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam has said that one says, "My property! My property!
Whereas the fact is that his property is only that which he himself has used up by eating, wearing or giving in the
path of Allah Ta’ala as a deposit for the Hereafter; the rest is all to be counted lost and left for other people, when
he departs from here: Another Hadith says that once Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe wasallam asked the Sahabah
Radhiallaho anhum, "Is there any one among you who loves the property of his heirs more than his own property?"
the reply was that there was no such person; every one loved his own property. Rasulullah Sallallaho alaihe
wasallam then said that man’s own property is only that which he sends ahead of him as his treasure, and whatever
is left behind is the property of the heirs. (Mishkaat)