Worrying About The Dunya


‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiAllahu anhu) said, “Worrying about the dunya is a darkness in the heart, while worrying about the akhirah is a light in the heart.

Al-Hâfidh Ibn Hajar states in Fath Al-Bârî:

Extensive hopes (about this worldly life) give rise to lethargy when it comes to acts of obedience, procrastinating with repentance, desire for worldly things, forgetfulness of the hereafter and hardness of the heart; because the softness of the heart and its purity only comes about by remembering death, the grave, reward and punishment, and the horrors of the hereafter…for if one remembers death, he strives to do acts of obedience, his worries decrease and he is satisfied with less.

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