HUBB AD-DUNIYA (LOVE
“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.
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
Marhum Mulla Asgher, Marhum Ahmed H
Sheriff, Marhum Mulla Bashir Rahim and all the Marhumeen.
Mulla Mujaheedali Sheriff