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When we’re looking at the hardship and the ease, we always again, we say,
“Why is it that this person who is a disbeliever
who speaks ill about the deen, who does this and that,
why is it that this person has such an easy life?”
“And why is it that that believer, has such a difficult life?”
What’s actually switched the equation?
Here is the scenario…
The most famous scholar who explain Sahih Al-Bukhari is Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani.
Great scholar, he was rich, he used to dress elegantly,
and he became the great judge of Egypt.
And imagine this scenario…
Ibn Hajar is walking in the market place,
the guy is incredibly handsome, he is a good looking man,
he is scholarly, he is dressed well,
he lives well, he has position in society,
and he is walking in the market place.
And there is a non-Muslim that selling oil that’s used for the lamps,
and he’s in shabby clothes.
And he says to him, “Ya Sheikh, O scholar.”
He says, “What?”
He said, “Didn’t your Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam say,
that, ‘Ad-dunya sijnul mukmin, wa jannatul kafir’?”
“This world is a prison for the believer,
and a paradise for the disbeliever?”
He said, “Yes.”
He said, “So what jannah am I in, and what prison are you in?”
“Seriously, look at me and look at you.”
“I reject Allah, I don’t care about this stuff, I don’t care about your religion,
and I’m living in this misery, in this shabby clothes, trying to make way,
selling oil for people’s lamps, and you, Masha Allah…”
“‘Laa hijratal ba’dal fath‘, there is no explanation after Bukhari after your explanation apparently.”
“And you live like this?”
“What prison are you in, and what jannah am I in, seriously?”
The equation has been switched.
The disbeliever is asking the believer, “How come you live so well and I live so bad,
if the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam said that it’s supposed to be the opposite?”
And Ibn Hajar rahimahullah, he responded,
and he says, “Ana binisbati limaa arjuuhu fil aakhirati min iman, ka anni fii sijjin.”
He said, “As for me, comparing that which I have,
to that which I expect from Allah in the hereafter, I feel like I’m in a prison.”
“That which I expect and desire and that which I hope Allah will give me in the hereafter, I feel like I’m in a prison.”
He says, “Wa anta binisbati limaa yu’addu minal ‘adhaabi li anfaarika, ka annaka fii jannah.”
He said, “And as for you, in regards to that which Allah has promised for people like you
that reject Him and that do all sorts of things, that what you are in right now is a jannah.”
And the man started to cry.
And he came to Ibn Hajar rahimahullah ta’ala and he actually accepted Islam.
The world is a prison for the believer does not mean
that the believer is inherently unhappy and depressed in this world.
What it means is that the believer has so much expectation of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in the hereafter.
With the ease that comes to him, he says, “Alhamdulillah,
and I will not be deluded by the ease in this world to think that this is jannah.”
And he restricts himself, he is imprisoned from the prohibited means
of living out his desires.
Whereas the person on the other side,
who continues to reject Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and still lives a harsh life,
even if Allah gave that person a palace, they would still be unhappy.
They would still be in their own jannah, but in a spiritual sense they’d be in a prison.
So yes, “Ad-dunya sijnul mukmin“, the dunya is a prison for the disbeliever,
make no mistake about it.
The one who connects himself to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in this dunya,
and sees through its flimsy nature,is the happiest person in the world.
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