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

Al-Allaamah Siddeeq Hasan Khan
[rahimahullaah] said:

This includes affairs before and after death;

[1] There are those affairs whose enjoyment is restricted in this worldly life, such as disobedience and the permissible things.

[2] There are those affairs whose benefit is continuous in this life and the next, such as knowledge and obedience to Allaah etc.

3] There are affairs between the above two categories–and that is every enjoyable thing utilised to aid a person in fulfilling the obligations that will enable him to attain a good afterlife, such as the strength obtained from food, clothing to cover the awrah and to protect oneself from heat and cold etc.

However, after death a person is left with nothing else except if he purified his heart by keeping away from evil desires, being mindful of Allaah due to constant remembrance of Him and love of Him [The Most High]. This cannot be attained expect through knowledge and awareness of Allaah, and this knowledge and awareness comes about as a result of reflecting. Therefore, it is obligatory to be wary of everything that busies a person away from pondering upon the [short lived enjoyment] of the worldly affairs, and everything that aids a person to ponder upon the [short lived enjoyment] of the worldly affairs is indeed an affair of the afterlife.