Sufi Wisdom

Love of this World

God says in the Quran, “Whoever chooses the harvest field of the life to come – We will add to his harvest field. And whoever chooses the harvest field of this life – We will give it to him, but he will have no portion in the life to come.” (Quran 42:20)

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “the pursuit of this world is like drinking salt water; the more you drink, the less you are satisfied.”

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham says, “The love of this world is one of the distractions that take us away from keeping focused on remembering God. This love is continuously trying to penetrate through the veils inside of us to build up animosity and a stubborn character of the ego, encouraging you to reject what others say or recommend.”