Distractions of Dunya

Jum'ah khutba (Friday sermon) by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - date unknown - 14 mins 40 secs


The sheikh describes the Qur'anic and prophetic attitude towards the material world. God may give the benefits and beauty of this world from His Mercy to thos who need them. But both scripture and the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him) warn strongly against excessive attachment to anything of the dunya (the present, material world) for its own sake: it must disappear eventually, its only ultimate worth being how we used it in charitable actions towards others and to come closer to God. Imagine the calming and healing effect of the Prophet's attitude if we acted upon it today, when the frenzied competition for wealth (takathur) has created a gap between the rich and poor never greater or more destructive

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