The more the body enjoys, the more the soul become sullied, and there is safety in having little. Taking only that which you need from this world is an early comfort that Allah bestows upon those whom He pleases among His slaves.
“Verily! We will inherit the earth and whatsoever is thereon” (Qur’an 19: 40)
One poet said:
“Water, bread, and shade,
These form a most worthy bliss,
I have denied the favors of my Lord,
If I said that I had too little.”
What in this world is truly important, but cold water, warm bread, and plentiful shade!
Author : ‘Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni