There is one important fact about the beauties of this world which needs to be understood by man. As our Lord has revealed, “The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion”. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 185).
It is therefore a major error for any person to become disproportionately infatuated with the world’s transitory blessings during his brief existence in this life.
In the Qur’an, Allah reveals that the benefits of this world are ultimately worthless, and promises that He will give “a good life” to those who seek the Hereafter. On the other hand, there is a “dark and narrow life” for those who are unaware of these truths.
Believers are aware of these truths revealed in the Qur’an. They know that all they experience is part of a test set for them by Allah. They feel no great passion for the blessings of this world. They instead spend their whole lives in such a way as to attain the Hereafter promised to them.
In this book, by using examples which may be encountered at any time and any place, the unnecessary sufferings and woes of those who are deceived by the false baubles of this world are considered. Ways in which these can be avoided, and the trouble-free lives of believers who spend all their energies on attaining the Hereafter are explored.
Recalling Allah’s revelation in the Qur’an,
“Anything you have been given is only the enjoyment of the life of this world and its finery. What is with Allah is better and longer lasting. So will you not use your intellect?” (Surat al-Qasas, 60), people are invited to lead lives better suited to the approval of Allah.