HUBB AD-DUNIYA (LOVE FOR WORLDLINESS)
“Surely who do not rest their hope on their meeting with Us and are pleased with this worldly life and are content with it, and those who heed not Our signs.Their abode (ultimate residence) is the fire (of Hell) because of what they earned”
“And what is the life of this world but goods (means) of deception”
The above verses from the Holy Qur’an point to us that hell-fire is the ultimate punishment for those whose sole aim of life is seeking worldly gains and pleasure and remaining contented with them.They neither think about life after death nor do they commit good deeds. They behave as though they do not have to ultimately stand before Allah (SWT) to account for what they do in this world.
We need to realize that many things in this worldly life are nets, set up to trap and deceive man hence we are warned to remain alert and cautious. We should not easily be attracted to everything we see in this life. We need to understand and judge what is good and what is bad for us.
The Holy Prophet (saw) has said,
“Love of wordly things is the root cause of every sin and the key to every evil and making useless of every goodness”
For the purpose of earning tremendous profits or gaining a high position in the society, one may be tempted to go through illegal ways or even harming or doing injustice to others. In order to earn a big profit, one may not take into account the great harm and loss to poor masses. He may offer bribes or drinks to high officers thus committing big sins because of his intense love for worldly goods.
The Holy Prophet (saw) has also said,
“The worldly things are like salty water. Every time one drinks (from it) it adds to his thirst”
The above means that the more one becomes attached to worldly things, the more he is dissatisfied and the more he wants to have.
Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) has said,
“The world is like a snake whose body is immensely soft but in its mouth is killing poison.As such a sensible person is he who keeps away from it while an ignorant child inclines towards it”
In this saying, the attraction of worldly things is compared with the softness and tenderness of the snake’s skin and its multi-colours. On seeing it, one is naturally attracted but on coming close, he gets bitten with the hidden poison in its mouth.
Therefore, sensible and far-sighted is he who refrains from worldly attractions the same way as he runs away from a poisonous snake.
Readers are requested to recite Sura al-Fatiha for :
Marhum Mulla Asgher, Marhum Ahmed H Sheriff, Marhum Mulla Bashir Rahim and all the Marhumeen.
Mulla Mujaheedali Sheriff