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Children and Wealth Are Temporary Gifts of This Worldly Life, So They Should Not Divert Us From The Remembrance of Allaah

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers.” [Soorah Al-Munaafiqoon: Ayah 9]

Allaah [The Most High] commanded His believing slaves to remember Him a lot because in that there is profit, success and abundant good.  And He [The Most High] forbade them from being diverted from His Remembrance by their wealth and children because many souls have a natural inclination towards love of wealth and children, so he (a person) gives them precedence over love of Allaah and in that there is a great loss.  And for this reason He [The Most High] said: [وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ – And whoever does that] – Meaning: Diverted by his wealth and children from the Remembrance of Allaah, [فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ -Then they are the losers] – Meaning: [Losers] in that eternal happiness and abiding bliss, because they preferred what will come to an end over what will abide forever.

 [Source: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan]


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