Surat Al-‘An`ām (The Cattle) – سورة الأنعام
وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ ۖ وَلَلدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ
“And the worldly life is not but amusement and diversion; but the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah, so will you not reason?” | QS 6:33.
Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة
أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَوُا الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا بِالْآخِرَةِ ۖ فَلَا يُخَفَّفُ عَنْهُمُ الْعَذَابُ وَلَا هُمْ يُنصَرُونَ
“Those are the ones who have bought the life of this world [in exchange] for the Hereafter, so the punishment will not be lightened for them, nor will they be aided.” | QS 2:86.
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“The life of this world compared to the hereafter is, as if one of you were to put his finger in the ocean and take it out again then compare the water that remains on his finger to the water that remains in the ocean” [Sahîh Muslim (2858)].
So don’t get too caught-up busy chasing for this dun’ya (worldly) endeavors — while abandoning the investment for the akhirah (hereafter) affairs. Keep your investment straight, the ROIs are like no brain and mind could ever potentially imagine. Line your dhu’ha (forenoon) prostration — cling them as your routine folks. Happy productive Monday!
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