Are we one of them? Do we even strive to become such?


Verily, the Muttaqûn (the pious) will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs (in Paradise). Taking joy in the things which their Lord has given them. Verily, they were before this Muhsinûn (good-doers). They used to sleep but little by night [invoking their Lord (Allāh) and praying, with fear and hope]. And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allāh) for forgiveness. And in their properties there was the right of the Sâ’il (the beggar who asks) and the Mahrûm (the poor who does not ask others).

Sūra Adh-Dhâriyât: Verses 15-19


Subhan’Allāh. May we all have the heart and will to strive to become such people that Allāh, to their excellence, mentioned their characteristics in the Qur’ān. Amīn.


وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ ۖ وَلَلدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

“And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious). Will you not then understand?”

[Quran, 6:32]

Words from a shaykh

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “There is nothing equivalent to being guided to the Sunnah; it is the most tremendous blessing after Tawheed.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “Only strive in clinging to the Sunnah; even if all of mankind praised you, it would not increase you in anything with Allaah.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “From the evil effects of sins is that they weaken one’s ability to distinguish Truth from falsehood.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay’ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “If someone only speaks against those people whom have spoken against him first, then he’s not a sincere advisor.”

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious)

{The Quran - Surah 6: Al-An’am/The Cattle}

"Be indifferent to the world and Allah will love you; be indifferent to what people possess and they will love you.” 

- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

 ”Son of Adam; you seek the world as if your very life depended on it and you seek the Hereafter as if you have no need of it! You will acquire what you need from this world even if you do not run after it, but you will only attain the Hereafter if you run after it. So be aware of your true condition!”

- Yahya ibn Mu’adh

"I fear for you two things: Putting all of your hopes in dunya [worldly life], and following your desires, for putting your hopes in dunya makes you forget about the akhirah [the Hereafter], and following your desires blocks the way of justice."

- Imam Ali (as)

 ”People always ask: how to balance dunya and deen. It is simple. Use dunya for deen. Deen/Allah is the goal. Dunya is the tool to get there.”

- Yasmin Mogahed

"Strive for the Hereafter according to how long you shall remain there, and strive for this world according to how long you shall remain here."

- Yasir Qadhi

"Allah has created you free, therefore be free the way He has created you, work solely for Allah and stop trying to please people."

- Imam ash-Shafi’i

"We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last."

- Muhammad Ali

O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).
—  Al Barqarah The Holy Quran