This Fleeting World, Its Attractiveness and Poison

This Fleeting World, Its Attractiveness and Poison

flor055.gifThe Holy Prophet [s] said: “At the moment when the coffin of a person
is being lifted and carried, the concerning soul follows its corpse
and regretfully calls: ‘O you my children and my relatives! Beware
that the world does not cheat you as it did me. I gathered wealth
regardless of it being lawful or unlawful and left all of it for
others. Now I am left with its burden upon me while they enjoy the
fruit of it; therefore, avoid that which is similar to what happened
to me’.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 6, p. 161

2697_488.jpgImam Amir ul Mu’mineen Ali [a] said: “If man perceived his death and
its speed towards him, he would certainly detest the world and its

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 73, p. 166

Imam Kadhim, the seventh Imam [a], said: “The likeness of this world
is as a snake which is soft to the touch while there is killing
poison in its inside. Possessors of wisdom avoid it but children
(naive ones) are fond of it and like to catch it with their hands.”

Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 78, p. 311

Imam Sadiq [a] said: “The love of this fleeting world is the origin
of all vices.”

AI-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 315


The Holy Prophet [s] said: “After myself, I fear of three things for
my Ummah: misguidance after knowledge, misleading temptations, and
the lust of the stomach and the privy parts.”

Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 79

Imam Baqir [a] said: “No worship with Allah is worthier than the
purity of one’s stomach and privity part (from lust).”

Al-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 80

The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The person for whom lust and vice is
readily available but he avoids them for the fear of Allah, Almighty
and Glorious, He will bar the Fire for him and ensure him against the
Great Fear….”


The Holy Prophet [s] said: “He who is guarded against the vices of
his stomach, tongue, and privy parts, is surely safeguarded from all

Al-Muhajjat-ul Bayda

Imam Amir ul Mu’mineen Ali [a] said: “Remember, (when committing
sin), that pleasures are fleeting while the consequences remain.

Nahjul Balagha, p. 553

The Holy Prophet [s] said: “He who kisses a lad lustily, Allah,
Almighty and Glorious, will bridle him with a reign of Fire.”

Al-Kafi, vol. 5, p. 548

Imam Baqir [a] said: “What a struggle is better than for the piety of
stomach and privity parts.”

AI-Kafi, vol. 2, p. 79

Contributed by syeda quratulain Bukhari


One thought on “This Fleeting World, Its Attractiveness and Poison”

  1. S.a.

    Mashallah wonderful site and very neatly presented with references.

    If it is possible to add the arabic text it will be much appreciative and it will be added advantage to those recitors who like to also quote in arabic the words of Ma’sum and then translate and elaborate.




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