Dunia Itu Fatamorgana

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Banyak sekali ayat al-Quran ataupun hadith-hadith Rasulullah yang menyatakan tentang perbandingan antara keutamaan dan kenikmatan kehidupan akhirat dengan kehidupan dunia, yang mana akan didapati betapa jauhnya kemuliaan di antara keduanya, bahkan tidak sedikit 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 lain-lain kerana semua itu adalah nikmat Allah bagi hamba-hamba-Nya, tetapi celaan itu ditujukan kepada tingkah laku anak Adam dan penghuninya terhadapnya. Allah Ta’ala berfirman: ”Ketahuilah bahawa (yang dikatakan) kehidupan dunia itu tidak lain hanyalah (bawaan hidup yang berupa semata-mata) permainan dan hiburan (yang melalaikan) serta perhiasan (yang mengurang), juga (bawaan hidup yang bertujuan) bermegah-megah di antara kamu (dengan kelebihan, kekuatan, dan bangsa keturunan) serta berlumba-lumba membanyakkan harta benda dan anak pinak…”. (Surah Al-Hadid, Ayat 20)

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Youth With And Without Belief

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By Bediuzzaman Sa`id Nursi
(A Muslim Scholar from 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

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By Henry Samuel (in Paris)

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