The Mahdi Times November 2012 - Page 32

world's life and (that) their souls down; and in the hereafter is a This world is a very temporary unbelievers." forgiveness from Allah and (His) learns from the following may depart while they are So it is apparent that wealth and property may not be good, but bad, severe chastisement and (also) pleasure; and this world's life is naught but means of deception." because it may be a punishment [47.36] "The life of this world is such as the wealth of Namrud (l.a) believe and guard (against evil) He leading away from Allah (swt), did: [2.258] "Have you not considered him (Namrud) who disputed with only idle sport and play, and if you will give you your rewards, and will not ask of you your possessions." abode in any case, as one can narrations: ‘It is reported that Ali ibn al- Hussain (a.s) said, "The Messiah (Jesus), Peace be upon him, said to his Apostles, 'Verily, this world is merely a bridge, so cross over it, and do not make it your abode.' '' (Bihar al-Anwar, xiv, 319) Ibrahim about his Lord, because [3.185] "Every soul shall taste of The trouble for us Muslims is only kingdom?..." fully your reward on the the Gifts of Allah (swt), justifying it Allah had given him the Following this line of thought, that what the material consists is not just inferior to the spiritual rewards and benefits, but is in fact an illusion, one gathers from the following Verses of the Quran: [6.32] "And this world's life is naught but a play and an idle sport and certainly the abode of the hereafter is better for those who guard (against evil); do you not then understand?" death and you shall only be paid Resurrection Day; then whoever is removed far away from the fire and is made to enter the garden he indeed has attained the object; and the life of this world is nothing but a provision of vanities." [10.24] "The likeness of this world's life is only as water which We send by saying that they are only utilizing the Blessings of Allah (swt). When in fact they are exploiting them and taking more than their portion of the world. The more one leans towards the next world, the less one is inclined towards this world. down from the cloud, then the Jesus (a.s) said, "The love of this and cattle eat grows luxuriantly together in the heart of a believer, herbage of the earth of which men thereby, until when the earth puts on its golden raiment and it [57.20] "Know that this world's life becomes garnished and its people and boasting among yourselves, Our command comes to it, by night is only sport and play and gaiety when they overuse and squander think that they have power over it, and a vying in the multiplication of or by day, so We render it as wealth and children, like the rain, reaped seed; produce, as though it whose causing the vegetation to had not been in existence then it withers away so that you the communications for a people grow, pleases the husbandmen, yesterday; thus do We make clear will see it become yellow, then it who reflect." world and the next cannot come like water and fire in a single vessel." (Bihar al-anwar, xiv, 32) And ones tastes and ambitions similarly become more simple. Instead of blowing ones own horn one prefers to do good and remain obscure. So it is that a true believer eats only to stay alive to worship Allah (swt), sleeps so they can be rested enough to worship Allah (swt), earns only becomes dried up and broken 32