"My soul that owns things is itself departing, then
why should I cry when something leaves me."
The whole world, with all its gold, silver, positions,
and mansions does not deserve even a teardrop. ln a hadith related by Tirmidhi,
the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
"The world is cursed, and what is in it is
cursed, except the remembrance of Allah, that which follows it (i.e. other good
deeds that Allah loves), the scholar, and the student."
An Arab poet said:
"Wealth and family are only a loan, And the day
must come when the loan is returned."
All of the wealth in the world cannot postpone death
when its appointed time comes.
(And this life of the world is only amusement and play!)
(Qur'an 29: 64)
Hasan al-Basri said, "Do not seek any
remuneration other than Paradise, especially since the value of a believer's
soul is so expensive." Yet some people sell theirs for a base value. Those
who mourn over bankruptcy and destruction of house or car, and do not grieve
over a low-level of faith and over their sins will soon come to realize the
absurdity of their outlook on life. And the realization thereof] teemed with
regret, will be augmented for an individual according to the degree of his
particular delusions. lt is an issue that strikes deep because it is one of
values, morals, and priorities.
(Verily! These [disbelievers] love the present life of
this world, and put behind them a heavy Day [that will be hard].) (Qur'an