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Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 124

Addiction to Dunya

I
want to share with you a personal story, speaking

of Vegas again, it reminded me.

But it has to do with this.

I met a family.

I don’t want to pick on anybody.

But I want to share this with you because
I think it’s of benefit.

Muslims, SubhanAllah in some parts of this
country, they have so much money, they have

so much money that it’s not lack of money
that’s the problem.

Too much money is the problem.

SubhanAllah some parts of the country are
like that.

So I’m at this family’s house.

Their house is probably at least half the
size of this Masjid.

I mean, it’s like a serious house.

I went there.

I visited them.

I did a reminder for their children, things
like that.

And very palatial place.

And the wife comes up to me at the end and
she says: “Brother Nouman…”

I gave a talk about Surah Al-‘Asr and how
our time is running out.

She says: “I just wanted to ask you something.”

I said: “What is it?”

She says: “I don’t want to leave here.

I love this house.

I don’t want to go to any other house.

I don’t want the Akhirah.

I just want this house.”

I told her: “I’m sorry.

You’re going to have to move.

We’re all going.”

What I’m trying to say is this is not just
somebody else’s problem.

When you become immersed in Dunya…

We are not immune from developing that kind
of attachment.

If you find within your Muslim family, when
you bring up the subject of death or inheritance

or what will happen after you’re gone or who
will pray or Janazah and people around you

get uncomfortable and say.

“Don’t talk about that stuff.

Why are you talking about these negative things
all the time?”

This is not the attitude of a Muslim.

Muslims embrace the concept of death.

We don’t run from it.

But in our families, when the subject matter
of death becomes taboo, you know what’s

happened; we’ve become ARABIC We’ve become
the most zealous over life even compared to

other people.

We have to be accepting of the fact that this
is one stop in a journey.

And we have to be prepared for the next stop.

Whenever you take a journey, you get ready
for the next stop.

So that’s our attitude in the life of a Muslim.

So I pray that we don’t embody these characteristics.

It is easy to look at Bani Israil and say:
“Hah, cursed nation.

Look at how Allah talks about them.”

It’s not about that.

It’s the legacy that Allah is talking about
that we shouldn’t embody.

And I pray that Allah (azza wa jall) protects
our hearts from becoming hard and from becoming
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people that are zealous over this life and
forget their concerns for the next.

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