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This world is no more than a carcass, for which dogs compete

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And how beautiful is the saying of one of the righteous Predecessors in the following verses describing this world and its people,

“It is no more than a carcass, for which dogs compete to snatch away.

If you avoid it, they will not harm you, and if you snatch a piece away, they will struggle with you.”

[Source: Mentioned by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (rahimahullaah) in his book “Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam”, Volume 2 page 206, checked by Shaykh Shuaib al-‘Arnaoot]

Arabic Text:

وَمَا أَحْسَنَ قَوْلَ بَعْضِ السَّلَفِ فِي وَصْفِ الدُّنْيَا وَأَهْلِهَا:

وَمَا هِيَ إِلَّا جِيفَةٌ مُسْتَحْيِلَةٌ عَلَيْهَا كِلَابٌ هَمُّهُنَّ اجْتِذَابُهَا

فَإِنْ تَجْتَنِبْهَا كُنْتَ سِلْمًا لِأَهْلِهَا وَإِنْ تَجْتَذِبْهَا نَازَعَتْكَ كِلَابُهَا

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Written by islamictreasure

09/09/2012 at 10:40 PM

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