Reality of the Worldly Life and The Cause of Animosity Between The People!


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Nawawi (rahimahullaah) said:

Know that the one residing in the worldly life is a guest and what he possesses in his hands is a loan- a guest is a traveller and a loan is to be repaid. The worldly life is something whose presence is visible and both the pious and evil sinner eat from it. Blameworthy competition for the worldly things is hateful to the friends of Allaah and beloved to the people of dunyah [i.e. those engaged in blameworthy competition for it], therefore they will become angry with whoever competes them in that which is beloved to them. The Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] directed a person to abstain from what the people possess [i.e. do not take unlawfully or be envious etc] if he wants the people to love him and that he abandons blameworthy love of the worldly life, because there is nothing in the hands of the people that makes them hate one another and engage in blameworthy competition, except the worldly things. [Sharh Matn Arba’een An-Nawawiyyah Fee Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah page 80]

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