Today world has so many things to make a person busy and settle down in this life forever. What a generation we are living in! Technological, architectural and ideological advancements have made this world an irresistible place to leave for good. It has given strong and indispensable reasons to choose the worldly life. Humans work all their lives to build mansions to stay, stock up money in their bank accounts as savings for retirement, subscribe to life insurance policies so that their life and the future of their families remain secured, and people buy cars, air-conditioners, smart-phones, etc to ease their process of living on this planet.
We have made arrangements for our entertainment and leisure, for food and clothing, for touring the world, and for enjoying each and every moment of life. Allah says in the Quran: وما الحياة الدنيا الا متاع الغرور
And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion (57:20; 3:185)
Despite of this verse revealed by Allah, we have been busy all the time to prepare ourselves for this worldly life and ignore the Hereafter. Allah says in the Quran:
يَعِدُهُمْ وَيُمَنِّيهِمْ ۖ وَمَا يَعِدُهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ إِلَّا غُرُورًا
Satan promises them and arouses desire in them. But Satan does not promise them except delusion (4:120) And
فَلَا تَغُرَّنَّكُمُ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا
So let not the worldly life delude you (31:33)
But unfortunately, we have overlooked this piece of guidance from Allah and got trapped into the fake promises of Satan who has blocked our safe-passage to heaven through Earth. This world is not a thoroughfare. There are many misleading turns, directions and twists set by the Satan. These are designed and presented so beautifully that it becomes hard for a person to resist, so he follows them.
This clearly means that we have decided to settle in the world forever. People have forsaken the rights of Allah over them, they have abandoned prayers because they feel that prayers cause hindrance in their jobs, they make no difference in Halaal and haraam because this would keep them away from many delusive delicacies of this world. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) took hold of Ibn Umar’s shoulder and said, ‘Be in the world as if you were a stranger or a traveler along the path.” And ibn Umar would say, “If you survive till late afternoon, do not expect [to be alive in] the morning. If you survive till morning, do not expect [to be alive in] the late afternoon. Take from your health before your sickness and your life before your death.”(Recorded in al-Bukhari).
Allah says in the Quran:
زُيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ الشَّهَوَاتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَاطِيرِ الْمُقَنطَرَةِ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوَّمَةِ وَالْأَنْعَامِ وَالْحَرْثِ ۗ ذَٰلِكَ مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَاللَّـهُ عِندَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآبِ
Beautified for people is the love of that which they desire – of women and sons, heaped-up sums of gold and silver, fine branded horses, and cattle and tilled land. That is the enjoyment of worldly life, but Allah has with Him the best return. (3:14)
Reading helps to relax the mind from distractions and prevents time being wasted.
La lectura ayuda a relajar la mente de distracciones y evita el tiempo que se desperdicia.
Lezen helpt de geest te ontspannen van afleiding en voorkomt dat er tijd verspild wordt.
Lecture aide à détendre l’esprit de distractions et empêche temps gaspillé.
Lesen hilft, den Geist zu entspannen und von Ablenkungen verhindert Zeit verschwendet.
Yuèdú yǒu zhù yú cóng fèn xīn fàngsōng xīnqíng, bìmiǎn shíjiān de làngfèi.
Läsa hjälper till att slappna av sinnet från distraktioner och förhindrar tid slösas bort.
Chteniye pomogayet rasslabit’ um ot otvlekayushchikh i predotvrashchayet vremya vpustuyu.
Okuma dikkat dağıtıcı zihin dinlenmek için yardımcı olur ve zamanı boşa önler.
Leggere aiuta a rilassare la mente dalle distrazioni e previene il tempo sprecato.
Membaca membantu untuk menenangkan pikiran dari gangguan dan mencegah waktu yang terbuang.