Don't Let The Duniya Deceive You
"Allah Says In The Quran: Do Not Forget Your Portion Of The Duniya
Imaam Qurtubi Says: That Your Portion Of This Duniya Is Your Kuffan, That The Only Thing You Will Take From This Duniya, Is Your Kuffan, You Know, Everything Else You Leave Behind, Your Car, Your Bank Balances, You Take Nothing, Your Popularity, Your Fancy Scarfs, Your Nice Homes, Everything, Your Nice Garments, Everything Remains Behind, What You Go To In The Grave Is Those 2 Kuffans, Thats It! and This Is A Reality Of The Duniya But We Are Often Decieved By The Duniya, One Of The Most Beautiful Example and I've Given This Example A 100 Times Of The Reality Of The Duniya, Is The Example Given By Imaam Gaazali-Rahimullah, About The Duniya, He Speaks About A Man Who's Walking Through A Jungle and While He's Walking, He Looks Behind and He Sees A Lion Chasing Him, And He Runs and He Comes To A Well and He Jumps Into The Well and While He's Falling, He Manages To Hold On To A Rope, And He Breathes A Sigh Of Relief and Looks Up and He Sees The Lion Hovering Over Him, Waiting For Him And He Looks Down and Beneath Him Is A Large Serpent With His Mouth Open Waiting For Him To Fall, And The Only Support He Has Is The Rope and After A Little While, He Sees A Black Mouse and A White Mouse, Set Upon The Rope and The Begin To Nimble It, Above Is The Lion, Beneath Is The Serpent and The Only Support He Has Is The Rope, And Now That's Being Nibmled At and In Front Of Him, He Sees A Honey Comb and He Looks At This Honey Comb, And Then He Sticks His Finger Into The Honey and He Takes That Honey Upon His Finger and He Places Upon His Tongue And The Sweetness Of The Honey, Momentarily Makes Him Froget The Lion, The Snake and Even The 2 Mice Imaam Gaazali-Rahimullah Says: That The Lion Is Death, Which Is Always Chasing You, The Serpent Is Your Grave, Into Which Every Person Will Fall and If He's A Good Person, It Will Be A Garden From The Paradise, And If He's Evil, It Will Be Pits From Jahannam (Hell) and The Rope Is His Life and The Black Mouse, Denotes The Night and The White Mouse Denotes The Day and They Are Always Nimbling Upon Your Life And The Honey Is The Duniya, A Man Tastes The Sweetness Of The Duniya and He Forgets Death, He Forgets The Grave, He Forgets A Day Will Come That He Will Die and He Will Have To Stand In Front Of His Creator
This Is The Reality Of The Duniya"
by Sheikh Zahir Mahmood