Originally Posted by Thinker
He isn't correct because the whole reasons the muslims are in this mess is because we're not following our religion, nor are the majority striving for the next life.
If we were, then we would be successful - like the earlier muslims who achieved way more while they were fewer in number. A clear example of this is the companions of Prophet Muhammad who were a minority in the world, who achieved so much while their whole aim being in life to strive for the hereafter.
By striving for the next life - thats when you're willing to sacrifice and give up what is in this world - even if it means your own life and wealth - for Allah's cause. This then refutes the claim that striving for the next life makes you more lazy in regard to this life - since its the total opposite.