[E-book] Az-Zuhd by Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawzeeyah


“Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers-evil doers,) and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers good doers) whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.”

{Suratul Hadeed: 20}

 

Many have defined the meaning of Zuhd. I heard Ibn Taymiyyah say about Zuhd and (Wara’a):

‘Zuhd is to leave alone those things which will not benefit you in the next life.’ ‘And Wara’a (piety) is to leave the things you fear might harm you in the next life.’

And this so far, has been (one of) the best explanations, of the meaning of Zuhd and Wara’a.

 

Sufiyaan al-Thauri said about Zuhd:

‘Zuhd is to have limited amount of expectations (very few hopes); It does ‘not’ mean eating poor or inadequate foods as many think, or wearing a cheap gown or cloak.’

Az-Zuhd

 

 

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

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