Attachment to the world

Attachment to the world




“If this world had the value of a mosquito’s wing in the sight of Allah, no disbeliever would have a drink of water from it. “ [At-Tirmidhi]


Most people hold an attachment to this world and everything they have, when they know everything on this earth will eventually come to an end. When we die the only thing that will be with us in our graves are our deeds, the good and the bad deeds, and what we have in our hearts and souls are the only things that will accompany us at the time of death, not our love ones, not our wealth, nothing that we love in this world, because everything we hold dear are but trials and test for us.

Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: ” Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.”


To Love all without holding any attachment to anything


Attachment, is define as affection, devotion, feeling of security etc.. and have long been associated with love. Many people believe that love is attachment, in general, when we love something or someone we get attachment, however love and attachment are two different things, both have different meanings. Attachment comes from fear, which is part of the Nafs (ego) nafs al-ammara, the fear of losing something or someone causes us to be attached to people or things in our lives, and our own selfishness, for example someone who is attached to his wealth becomes stingy because he has a fear of being poor, and someone who is too attached to their love ones becomes over protective because of fear of losing them, or the fear of something happening to them, basically fear make us hold tighter to everything. Most people suffer from attachment than from love, this is why at the time of death many people suffer because of attachment to materials things and love ones. Only the love of Allah (swt) can liberate people from any attachment they may hold on to. To be detach from everything, we must struggle with our Nafs (ego) and get closer to Allah Subhanahu wa-ta’ala, when we become an obedient servant, a true believer after breaking the Nafs (ego) one after the other, then we will see clearer and understand that what is most important is the love of Allah Subhanahu wa-ta’ala above all else, and everything beside Allah the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful will be secondary of lesser importance, because only Allah Subhanahu wa-ta’ala is unique and worthy of all praise.


When we know that, we live in a temporary world, where everything changes, then we begin to understand that what is truly valuable is within us, we will love everything without holding any attachment, because love is something that should liberate us,


Whosoever desires the life of the world and its glitter; to them We shall pay in full [the wages of] their deeds therein, and they will have no diminution therein. They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but Fire; and vain are the deeds they did therein. And of no effect is that which they used to do.
[Quran 11: 15-16]


“Whatever is with you will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allah [of good deeds] will remain. “Al-Qur’an (16:96)

“If this world had the value of a mosquito’s wing in the sight of Allah, no disbeliever would have had a drink of water from it. ” [At-Tirmidhi]

Your wealth and your children are only a trial, whereas Allah! With Him is a great reward. Al-Qur’an (64:15)

Your wealth and your children are only a temptation, whereas Allah! with Him is an immense reward.Verse Al-Qur’an (64:15)

And do not invoke with Allah another deity. There is no deity except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the judgement, and to Him you will be returned. Al-Qur’an (28:88)

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