Dunia Itu Fatamorgana

Banyak sekali ayat ataupun hadits-hadits Rasulullah, yang menyatakan tentang perbandingan antara keutamaan dan kenikmatan kehidupan akhirat dan kehidupan dunia, yang mana akan didapati betapa jauhnya kemuliaan di antara keduanya, bahkan tidak sedikit akan adanya celaan terhadap kehidupan dunia. Akan tetapi celaan tersebut tidaklah ditujukan kepada siang dan malamnya, bumi tempat dunia ini berada, lautan, sungai-sungai, hutan dan yang lainya karena semua itu adalah nikmat Allah bagi hamba-hambaNya, tetapi celaan itu ditujukan kepada polah tingkah anak Adam dan penghuninya terhadapnya. Allah Ta’ala berfirman: ”Ketahuilah sesungguhnya kehidupan dunia itu hanyalah permainan, senda gurau yang melalaikan, perhiasan, saling berbangga diri di antara kalian dan saling berlomba untuk memperbanyak harta dan anak”. (QS. Al-Hadid : 20) Continue reading

This Muslim Generation Being Abandoned By Allaah?

Question: Is it possible that Allaah has abandoned this Muslim generation for the time being, bearing in mind Muslim defeats all around the world?

Fatwa by Fatwa Team Supervised by Dr. Abdulla Al-Faqeeh

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

No doubt that any sincere Muslim who observes the state of Muslims nowadays will be Continue reading

Youth With And Without Belief

By Bediuzzaman Sa`id Nursi
A Muslim Scholar—Turkey

If Youth is wasted in indulgences, it will result in thousands of misfortunes and pains

One day a number of bright young people came to me, seeking an effective deterrent to guard themselves against the danger arising from modern worldly life, youth, and animal desires. As I had previously told other young people who sought help, I also said to them:

Your youth will definitely disappear, and if you do not restrict yourselves within the Continue reading

Millionaire Gives Away Fortune Which Made Him Miserable

By Henry Samuel in Paris
Millionaire Gives Away Fortune Which Made Him Miserable

Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away every penny of his £3 million fortune after realising his riches were making him unhappy.

Mr Rabeder, 47, a businessman from Telfs is in the process of selling his luxury 3,455 sq ft villa with lake, sauna and spectacular mountain views over the Alps, valued at £1.4 million.

Also for sale is his beautiful old stone farmhouse in Provence with its 17 hectares overlooking the arrière-pays, on the market for £613,000. Already gone is his collection of six gliders valued at £350,000, and a luxury Audi A8, worth around £44,000.

Mr Rabeder has also sold the interior furnishings and accessories business – from vases to artificial flowers – that made his fortune.

“My idea is to have nothing left. Absolutely nothing,” he told The Daily Telegraph. Continue reading

The Evil of Craving for Wealth and Status

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

The first type of craving for wealth is that a person has extreme love for wealth and also relentlessly exerts efforts to attain it – via means which are lawful – being excessive in that, striving hard and making painstaking efforts and toiling in order to attain it.

It has been reported that this hadeeth was in response to the appearance of some elements of this, as at-Tabaraanee reports from `Aasim ibn `Adiyy, radiyallaahu `anhu, who said, `I bought a hundred shares from the shares of Khaybar and that reached the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam so he said, “Two ravenous wolves remaining amongst sheep whose owner has lost them will not be more harmful than a Muslim`s seeking after wealth and status is to his Deen.” [It is quoted by al-Haithumee in Majma` uz-Zawaa`id (10/250) and he attributed it to at-Tabaraanee in al-Awsat and said, “Its isnaad is hasan (good).”) Continue reading