It is narrated that Hazrat'e Sayyiduna Nuh
started living in a
simple hut made of bamboo. Somebody said that it would be better if you
had a grand house made. Sayyiduna Nuh
'This is enough for that person who is going to die (who believes in
death).' (al'aqdul fareed,
V3, P146, dar ahyatut turaathul arabi Beirut)
It is regrettable that we don't think
about death but are busy in constructing grand buildings. We are busy
furnishing our homes with English style bathrooms, American style
kitchens, marble flooring, massive wardrobes and many other modern
styles. An Arabian poet has tried to make us understand in the following
poem. He writes:
(Reality of the world and knowledge of the Hereafter) On the basis of
ignorance you are busy in decorating and inhabiting your home and (after
you die) maybe a stranger will be the owner of this house.
Whoever is being pulled by days (towards the grave), it is as if he has
already met death. Meaning he will die very soon.
People are lost in hope for worldly gains even though these hopes will
be their downfall.
It is up to Allah ta'ala as to how much reward he gives to that
youngster who worries (about his grave and Hereafter) day and night and
is always preparing for it.
Read the following narration from Abu Da'wood Shareef
about how undesirable our Prophet
found big and grand homes.