(26) And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. (27) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. (surah 17, verses 26-27)Dreams of luxurious lives when crumpled leave people in turmoil. People always complain that they do not earn enough and they need more. They need more to maintain balance in their lives and in their community. They have to coup with difficulties and have to double their time just to make the both ends meet. They work for nights and they work for days. Would it not be a lot easier for them to just turn their dreams down and just for one second stop and treasure the moments of their life on this earth and feel the pleasure of being bestowed with countless blessings and bounties they have and thank Allah for whatever they have and gratify Allah and be His servants for all their life.
And that is the beauty of Islam that it guides us to live contended life in whatever grave conditions we are in and hold fast the rope of Allah and ask Him for forgiveness and perform what He has commanded us to perform. But no what we do is run for the false dreams of luxury, people run for cycle when they walk and they run for bike when they ride a bicycle and people run for cars when they drive a motorcycle.
This is what most of us persevere for and live lives for. And when Allah decides something for people they just don’t recognize it and cannot accept their defeat by Allah’s fate. And this very fact is the seed of most of the fights occurring in homes and in our neighborhood. Then people face despicable scorns and morns of their inner desires which were left unfulfilled. How can we think then we can live a peaceful life without any tensions and without worries if we cannot stop ourselves from wanting more and more.
(1)The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things). (2)Until ye visit the graves (3). But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality). (4)Again, ye soon shall know!. (5) Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!). (6) Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!. (7) Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!. (8) Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!). (Surah: 102)The choice is always ours, it is always us who have to decide and our fate really depends on what choices we make and at what times. This life is too worthy to spend on futile aims and desires, rather the jolts of life must ignite compassion in our souls to strive for the betterment of humanity, for strive to decrease the wraths which are upon us due to our pitiful and careless actions.