“The worldly life from its beginning to its end is not worth an hour’s sorrow, let alone a lifetime’s.”
“O you who are afraid of poverty, the real poverty is the fear of poverty, and the real affluence is being satisfied with Allah (mighty and glorified is He) not with the silver and gold coins!”
Shaykh Abdul Qaadir Al Jilaani
What’s more important to you, this world or the next? Forget theoretical and wishful answers.
Rather look to your daily routine and actions. What do you do on time, pursue diligently and think about most of the time?
When you analyse this, you’ll discover really what’s important to you. What you give priority and most of your effort & concern to.
Here is the reality, most of us give precedence to this worldly life, whether it’s studying, building a career or enjoying ourselves. In between we fit in acts for the hereafter let alone reflect on our true purpose of existence and mission in life, which is ultimately to know and worship Allah.
The affair has become upside down, we have in reality chosen this finite life over infinite afterlife. We stress and think about exams, work, children, chores and our favorite football team rather than Allah, pray, death, Judgement day and pursuit of good deeds for the pure sake of Allah.
So, let’s reflect on our true mission in life, make that our priority and then make the affairs of this world revolve around the afterlife. We need to demote this life to secondary importance, to its true place relative to eternity.
It is only when we give the hereafter the primary stage in our lives will we realise our ultimate purpose of life. Which is to know, love, hope and be in awe of Allah. We will then make that our primary concern and do works accordingly. Then life will be in balance and we will achieve ultimate success in this life and the hereafter, inshaa Allah.
Allah is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship but Him. I have placed my trust in Him, He is Lord of the Majestic Throne. (Seven times)(Allah will grant whoever recites this Seven times in the morning or evening whatever he desires from this world or the next.)
Al-Hasan al-Basri (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Do not resent the calamities that come and the disasters that occur, for perhaps in
.بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الَْأرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is … Continue reading
The slave of Allaah cannot actualize ‘You are the One that we worship’ except with two principles: one of them is following the Messenger and the second is having sincerity (Ikhlaas) for the one worshiped.
Ibn al-Qayyim – ‘Tahdeeb al-Madrij’ 68
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