Worshiper of Dunya or Allah??


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Many of us seem to spend an incredible amount of time and energy chasing the dream job. Afterall, a bigger paycheck often translates
into a better car, a bigger house and a higher worldly social status.But we are warned about this in The Qur’an:

… “Rivalry in worldly increase distracts you (from the remembrance of Allah), till you come to the graves” (102: 1-2).

“Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” (64:15).

Ever think of the results of all of your worldy efforts?

”It will be, on the Day they see it, as though they had not remained [in the world] except for an afternoon or a morning thereof.”
(79:46)

Lavish homes and fancy vacations are temporary worldy fixes whereas dedicating time and effort into something that lasts an eternity make more sense, doesn’t it?

Have we ever stopped for a minute and considered building a house for ourselves in Jannah?

”Allah will build house in Jannah for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah rakat (as follows: 2 before Fajr, 4 rakat before and 2

after Dhur, 2 after the Maghrib, and 2 after Ishaa).” (Tirmidhi)

Yet worries and anxieties are dominating our lives so much so that many of us have missed a few obligatory prayers for some worldly
reasons.
Have we forgotten our appointment with the Angel of Death? Our meeting with Allah?

“No, you prefer the life of this world, while the hereafter is better and that which remains” (87: 16-17).

Indeed, the akhirah is better for us; we need to use our time in this dunya to work for it.

So why do we prioritize dunya over Jannah?

Imagine being denied an eternal life of bliss because…

* You neglect your prayers due to laziness or fearing you may not look “cool” among peers
* You choose not to live according to what the Quran says fearing ridicule or poverty
* You do not wear the hijab and jilbab because it is ‘out of fashion’. Or in some societies, solely wear it for fashion.
* You spend hours listening to music or staring at magazines filled with haram pictures

When we sit down and logically think about it, what are we doing? “Our souls are precious, and can only be equal to the price of
Paradise. Therefore, sell them only at that price.”


Our Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the Sahaba (May Allah be pleased with all of them) were much busier than us, yet they never fell short in their duties to worship and remember Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).
The truth is that we are not busier, but rather we have forgotten our goal and messed up our priorities. The pleasures of this world are nothing compared to those of the Hereafter so why then have we neglected, or even abandoned, our primary duties?

One thing we all can absolutely be certain of is our cars, mansions, bank balance etc wont be with us in our grave.

“Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delights (you indulged in, in this world)” Quran 102:8

” O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allâh. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers.” Quran 63:9

Dear brothers and sisters if you find yourselves constantly prioritizing dunya over akhirah, it is time to strike a balance!

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About AbdulJabarAzimi

Analytical & Creative. --- I'm not a Sheikh or a scholar, I'm just a regular guy in love with this Deen. Don't praise me for practicing my Deen. But pray for me, for the errors, that you haven't seen.

Posted on July 4, 2013, in Articles. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. assalammualaikum,
    i’m not clear about 4 rakaah prayer before fadjr.
    could you explain to me more on that.
    thank you.
    may Allah SWT will always bless you.

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