It is beautiful. A glimpse of what Jannah may look like. Just a glimpse! First, the allure of Dunya captures your mind and then slowly your heart. Makes you believe in its beauty, the exuberance, and makes you believe that this is the moment, this is what’s going to stay with you, forever. The way it draws your attention, the way it makes you fall for it, and the way it falsifies each and every bit of its being, is surprisingly impressive.
Blind-folded by the illusion of love
So it captures your heart. And now your heart belongs to it. Whatever you think, perceive and do is in line with how this Dunya and the people in it are going to take it. So while you’re dressing up for an event, you’re looking in the mirror through their eyes. When you’re at the event, you make sure that each and every act of yours doesn’t ruin your image that you look good, beautiful and stunning. So maybe you can beat it with everything you have. But who beats its trumpery and the façade it owns? It knows how to make you believe in it after all.
Dunya owns your heart
Why is your heart’s sulking? Because this Dunya owns your mind and depletes your self-control. As if your self has been stolen from you. As if you don’t belong to yourself anymore. But were you created for this Dunya? You forget that you were not created for this Dunya. You were sent down here for a purpose, but you don’t belong here! It’s a journey back home. Yet, you cling to this place, which was meant to be a mere journey. The feeling of scarcity eats you from within, and you want to escape. But you forget that scarcity produces more scarcity. And it creates its own trap.
Dunya is a deceptive truth
It’s right there; but it’s just a deception, a dream. But the harsh reality is that you believe in the dream, while your eyes closed. You can’t seem to believe that one day you’re going to open your eyes and this dream would be over. And you’ll open your eyes when your deeds will be weighed.
“And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners.” (Al-Anbiya 21:47)
No soul in this Dunya will get help. You tried to please people, yet they’re not even going to recognize you. You tried to convince them, yet they won’t be able to convince The Master. If only you could try convincing your Master and not the slaves!
Break the shackles! Tear your heart! And take out whatever has bruised your heart! Come back to where you belong. And seek what’s going to heal and fill that hole in your heart, in its true sense. Fill your heart with the love of your Merciful Creator, Allah (swt).