Originally Posted by EgyptPrincess
This dunya isn't Jahannam and it isn't Jannah but something in between.
We shouldn't treat this life as a hell, and should be grateful for the blessings Allah has given us and the beauty of this world and enjoy our time here
But we should not treat this world as a heaven and remember that there is more to life. We must be aware,
and not get caught up in the life of this dunya and forget our mortality and fail to remember our final destination. Love for this dunya, will cause us to lose sight of worshipping Allah, and more often than not result in eroding our morality;
because this place is not Jannah and this place will not be all rest relaxation and pleasure.
(But nevertheless many a time you see people will try to make this their personal Jannah even at the cost of harming others and sinking into sins which degrade their own souls.)
We have to think of this life as a rest stop in a fork along the road.
We stop here, and maybe enjoy the trees and greenery and relax for a bit. We work during our time here to decide which destination we will ultimately head to. It is fine to enjoy this life, but it is not fine to think this is where we should stop.
We want to go home.
So don't make this place your home, traveler.
Because we lose so much more that way.
And build your palaces in paradise.
“Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a traveler along a path.”