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No luxurious life

Our last advice is that you should not make Islam a shield for your luxurious life (last here means last during this conversation). You should not be so much after the women that today you see a beautiful woman and you marry her and tomorrow you see another and you marry her. It will be nothing less than enthroning the woman in the place of God. What religiousness demands is that the man should always be in a condition of pain so that God is remembered all the time. Had the companions of the Holy Prophet (sallallaho alaihi wa sallam) been running after the women and had they been engrossed in them, they would not have been able to give their live in the battlefields – Their condition was such that if a finger was cut they would address it and say, ‘you are only a finger; what does it matter if you have been cut.’

He who is engrossed in luxury day and night cannot think in the same way as did the companions of the Holy Prophet (sallallaho alaihi wa sallam). The Holy Prophet (sallallaho alaihi wa sallam) used to keep standing in the prayers for such a long time that his feet would swell. His companions, may God be pleased with them, said to him: God has forgiven all your shortcomings, why do you exert yourself to that extent and why do you cry so much during your prayers. The Holy Prophet (sallallaho alaihi wa sallam) answered: Should I not be a grateful servant of God the Almighty (i.e. the feeling of gratitude for God the Almighty).

(Malfoozat vol. 7, pg. 69)