The tourist was surprised when he saw this wise man living in a small, simple room full of books. The only pieces of furniture were a bed, a table, and a bench.
The story is told of an American tourist who went to the city of Cairo, Egypt to visit a famous wise man.
The wise man suitably asked: “ And where is yours?” “ Where is your furniture?” asked the tourist.
“ Mine?” Responded the tourist surprised. “ I’m here only passing through”
“ Life here on earth is only temporal…yet, some live it as if they were going to stay here forever, forgetting to be happy.” “ I also am just passing through.” Concluded the wise man.
Know that the life of this world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow then it becometh straw. And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion. (Holy Quran 57:20)
“ The value of something is not in how long it lasts, but in the intensity with which it is experienced.”
God has loaned us this life and He’s the one who will collect it, and so it is that; we are only passing through.
Living the real thing, doesn’t consist of things at all, because things cannot truly satisfy. Only through God can we find real joy, true happiness, and the eternal fulfillment that only He can give. “ O’ God, I need Your love to cleanse me from my mistakes and wrongdoings. I need your light to drive away all darkness. I need your peace to fill and satisfy my heart. I open the door of my heart and ask You to please come into my life and give me your gift of eternal life. Ameen” Please Do dua for me...Pass it others By:Brother in Peace