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The Dunyaa is the Devil's Intoxicant |
In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem...
Yahya Ibn Muŭaadh Ar-Raazee stated:
ŭThis worldly life is the Devilŭs intoxicant (Khamr). Whoever is intoxicated by it will not regain consciousness until they are in the ranks of the dead, in a state of regret, among the losers.ŭ In the book ŭUddah As-Saabireen of Al-Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, p. 349, Daar Ibn Al-Jawzee.
Ibn Al-Qayyim said in the same book,
ŭThe intoxicating effect of loving this world is far more potent than the intoxication that results from drinking alcohol by a long way. The one who is intoxicated by this will not gain his senses until he is in the darkness of his grave, and [if he regains his senses] and the effects of this cease while he is living then he will surely appreciate the extent of intoxication that this worldly life can cause and that it is more severe than alcohol...ŭ (p. 349)
Ibn Al-Qayyim said,
ŭNumerous narrations have been transmitted from the rightly guided predecessors where [they have mentioned] that the love of this world is the root of (all) sins and the source of them." (p. 349)
ŭThe love of this world and leadership is that which has filled the Hellfire with its inhabitants, and the practice of abstinence as it relates to the life of this world and leadership is that which has filled paradise with its inhabitants.ŭ (p. 349)
By Allah, the scholars of Islam, or the doctors of the hearts, have spoken the truth; this is truly an epidemic. Even some non-Muslims are now attesting to the fact that materialism has brought nothing but misery to the world, and they have defined this disease as ŭAffluenzaŭ. However, they fail to understand that true happiness can only be achieved through belief in Allah and His Messenger.
Source: Fear the Temptation of this World
Compiled and translated by Abu Abdullaah Hassan Somali