THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “What is my relationship with this world? I am like a rider (traveller) who takes rest in the shade of a tree, then soon he resumes (his journey) and leaves the shade of the tree,” “O Aishah! If you want to link up with me (in Jannat), then be contented with provisions of the dunya sufficient for a rider (traveller on horseback), and beware of the company of the wealthy, and never regard a garment to be old as long as you can patch it.” “There is no right for the son of Aadam (i.e. for man) except in three things: a house to live in; a cloth to cover himself, and a piece of bread and water.” “Whoever among you wakes up in the morning with peace of mind (i.e. with Imaan intact), with his health intact and with sufficient food for that day, it is as if the world has been presented to him with all its treasures.”

“There is a calamity for every people, and the calamity of my Ummah is wealth.” “If you knew what I know, you would weep much and laugh less.” “He who loves this world, harms his Aakhirat, and he who loves his Aakhirah, harms his world. Therefore, prefer that which will endure forever over that which will perish.” “A man of the dunya is not safe from sins.” “Liquor accumulates all sins. Women are the snares of shaitaan. The love of the dunya is the root of all evil. ….Place them (women) at the back (of affairs) as Allah has placed them at the back.” “When a man dies, the Angels ask: ‘What has he sent ahead (for himself)?’ But his children ask: ‘What has he left behind (for them)?’ “Whoever fears (Allah), flies (from this dunya). He who flies (from this dunya) reaches the destination (of Jannat). Know, verily, the merchandise (Jannat) of Allah is expensive! Know, verily, the merchandise of Allah is expensive! “When you rise in the morning, don’t concern yourself with the evening, and when you are in the evening, then don’t concern yourself with the morning