Dunya is Like Your Shadow

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This life in this world (dunya) is only temporary. Every pleasure in here is false and deception. Nothing is perfect and solid. Allah says in Quran:

وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ

“The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing)” (Ali Imran: 185).

Truly, the real thing is in the Hereafter. Allah says:

إِنَّمَا هَٰذِهِ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا مَتَاعٌ وَإِنَّ الْآخِرَةَ هِيَ دَارُ الْقَرَارِ

“O my people! Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter that is the home that will remain forever” (Al Mu’min: 39).

So, don’t chase dunya eagerly! Chase for the akheerah (the life in Hereafter). The real place, the real thing.

Chasing dunya will never make you satisfied of it. You will want it more and more, then you will never stop. The Prophet (ﷺ) says,

لَوْ كَانَ لِابْنِ آدَمَ وَادِيَانِ مِنْ مَالٍ لاَبْتَغَى ثَالِثًا، وَلاَ يَمْلَأُ جَوْفَ ابْنِ آدَمَ إِلَّا التُّرَابُ

“If the son of Adam (the human being) had two valleys of money, he would wish for a third, for nothing can fill the belly of Adam’s son except dust, and Allah forgives him who repents to Him” [Bukhari & Muslim].

A wise word says,

الدنيا كالظل لو لاحقتها تهرب منك و لو اعطيتها ظهرك تلاحقك

“This dunya is like a shadow. If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so. If You turn your back towards it. It has no choice but to follow you”.

So brother, chase for akheerah. It is our real purpose of life.


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