Sufi Wisdom

… as if you are a Traveller

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said, “Live in this world as if you are a traveller.”

This is like a traveller who stops to rest under a tree. The traveller ties his mount and retires for a moment under the shade of a tree, resting against its trunk. Then after resting for a while, he gathers his belongings, unties his mount and resumes his journey. Such is the similitude of a man or woman in this world, who resides in this temporary abode for a short time, and then must continue their journey towards their real destination, which is the Hereafter.