Extracts from speeches and writings of Scholars on Islamic Spirituality and Purification of the Soul!
Friday, December 19, 2014
Don't be deluded by the worldly possessions and progress of the
How can one prevent himself from being deluded by the worldly possessions and progress of the non-Muslims?
Remember the reality. Allah says of the disbelievers:
Do not be impressed by their wealth and children (Al-Tawbah, 9:55),
Do not strain your eyes in longing for things We have given for enjoyment to groups of them, the splendour of the life of this world, through which We test them; the provision of your Lord is better and more enduring (Ta Ha, 20:131) &
Let not the movement of the disbelievers in the land deceive you. (Al `Imran, 3:196)
You should see theirworldly possessions as being completely insignificant things which cause them to lose out ontheir portion in the next world. You should feel sympathy for those who have been deceivedby this contemptible world and you should wish that they are given insight.
They are likechildren who are promised sweets and toys in exchange for being slaughtered. Not knowingthe meaning of being slaughtered, they happily accept the sweets and toys.
So look at thesedisbelievers with sympathy just as you would look at those poor children. Save them if youare able to. Do not be deceived as they have been deceived but wish that they be guided andhave sympathy for them.
The whole earth was created for the pious and not for the disbelievers, but Allah tests His slaves through the existence of disbelievers: Such days (of varying fortunes) we give to men in turns (Al `Imrān, 3:140) but the pious Muslims will eventually inherit the earth: We wrote in the Zabūr (Psalms), after the Message (given to Mūsā) that My pious slaves will inherit the earth. (Al-Anbiyā’, 21:105)