Those Who Desire Paradise
A Muslim lives a life of hope and fear.
What do you wish for? What do you desire? What do you anticipate to reach? What is it that you yearn for? Ask yourself that question. What is your ambition? Do you wish for a beautiful wife or a gorgeous husband? Do you desire a beautiful mansion and lots of money? Or do you anticipate to reach a firm, life-long career? Do you yearn for a luxurious dwelling? Do you long for fame and popularity and fortune? Do you miss having all of that? If this what you are desiring, then my dear bother or sister, you have been deceived by this world. Because this beauty which you see in front you is like a flower that grows in the ground: it gets water from the rain, blossoms, then lasts only for about a month, then it withers away.