Disinterest in the World

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

When we study the lives of our pious predecessors we find that a common feature in them was abstinence from the world.

The Fuqahaa state that when a person makes a bequest that after his death his wealth should be given to the most intelligent person, then who is regarded as the most intelligent person who will be the recipient of the wealth? The fuqahaa explain that the most intelligent person refers to the one who is most disinterested in the world and most concerned of the Hereafter. The bequest will be fulfilled through giving the wealth to such a person.

Nowadays, we become so obsessed with material wealth that we are unable to distinguish a luxury from a need, and thus luxuries become needs. For people like us it is advisable, in fact it is compulsory that we go to the qabrustaan (graveyard) and contemplate over the reality of life. Look at the ages of the people who passed away; what were they and what they achieved and, now where are they?

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