مَنْ أحَبَّ الدَّارَ الباقيَةَ لَهى عَنِ اللذَّات۔

One who loves the everlasting abode becomes oblivious to [worldly] pleasures.



One who loves the everlasting abode becomes oblivious to [worldly]...

— Imam Ali a.s.
(Ghurar al-Hikam: The Hereafter)

Personal Reflection

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (), his pure progeny, and his noble companions.

The provided Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) states,

One who loves the everlasting abode becomes oblivious to [worldly] pleasures.

Let us delve into the meaning of this beautiful saying in light of the Quran.

The word (ahabba) "أحَبَّ" in the Hadith means "to love." It signifies a deep affection and attachment towards something or someone. In this context, it refers to the love for the (dar al-baqiyah) "دَّارَ الباقيَةَ", which translates to the "everlasting abode" or the eternal life in the hereafter. This phrase emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the eternal life over the transient pleasures of this world.

The Quran provides numerous verses that emphasize the significance of focusing on the hereafter and the consequences of being attached to worldly pleasures. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) says in Surah Al-Kahf (18:46):

Wealth and children are the adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one's] hope.

This verse highlights that while worldly possessions and relationships may bring temporary joy and adornment to our lives, it is the everlasting good deeds that hold true value in the sight of Allah.

Additionally, in Surah Al-Qasas (28:60), Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) warns against being distracted by worldly desires:

But what is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who have believed and upon their Lord rely.

This verse reminds us that what Allah has in store for the believers in the hereafter is far superior and everlasting compared to the fleeting pleasures of this world.

Imam Ali's (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) statement serves as a reminder to Muslims to prioritize their focus on the eternal life and the rewards that await them in the hereafter. By loving the everlasting abode, one becomes oblivious to worldly pleasures, meaning that they do not allow these temporary delights to distract them from their ultimate goal of attaining the pleasure of Allah and securing a place in Paradise.

This amazing Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) encourages Muslims to reflect on their priorities and align their actions with the pursuit of the hereafter. It serves as a motivation to engage in acts of worship, seek knowledge, and perform good deeds that will lead to eternal bliss. By focusing on the everlasting abode, Muslims can find solace and contentment, knowing that their efforts and sacrifices in this world will be rewarded in the hereafter.

Furthermore, this Hadith also highlights the consequences of being attached to worldly pleasures. When one becomes too engrossed in the pursuit of material possessions, fame, or worldly desires, they may lose sight of their ultimate purpose in life. This attachment can lead to a neglect of spiritual growth, a decline in moral values, and a loss of focus on the hereafter. Such a person may find themselves disconnected from the remembrance of Allah and the pursuit of righteous deeds.

In conclusion, the Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) serves as a powerful reminder for Muslims to prioritize the love for the everlasting abode over worldly pleasures. By focusing on the hereafter, Muslims can find true fulfillment and purpose in their lives. It encourages us to reflect on our actions, seek knowledge, and engage in acts of worship that will lead to eternal rewards. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) grant us the ability to love the everlasting abode and remain steadfast in our pursuit of the hereafter.

. : . (Readers are advised to verify the sources mentioned above, and to independently research for an accurate understanding of Hadith. Remember, personal research and seeking guidance from scholars are essential in gaining a better insight. Please, do contact us if you find any wrong citations or explanations.)

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