In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
"They care only about things of this world that are visible to them, while being totally oblivious to the Hereafter." Q30:7
Allah has described some people whose focus is only this world, they work for it, fight for it, protect it but are heedless of the Hereafter.
These people whose focus, aim and passion is restricted to the visible things of this world find it difficult to understand the Deen (Islam) or even appreciate the people of Deen.
They become all excited whenever the material benefit of this world is mentioned but demoralized and apprehensive when Religion is mentioned.
The Prophet (Pbuh) prophesied an era wherein an individual will be celebrated and admired but he will be devoid of Eeman and religiosity.
It is the people of dunya that restrict religion to the four corners of the Masjid saying it has no role to play in our workplaces and socio-political sphere. They want the people of Deen (Islam) to remain mute on political issues and when scholars talk against the order of the day even the misguided masses insult the custodian of Qur'an and Sunnah.
Ask the people of dunya about the minutest detail of the gadget they posses they will tell you but when it comes to Deen (Islam), they hide in shame.
They don't argue with scientists when they provide scientific facts but they argue with scholars when they present facts from Qur'an and Sunnah.
They put their hats off to the wealthy individuals and become enslaved to them but they insult and denigrate the scholars of the Deen (Islam).
Their aim and focus is to beautify this world even at the detriment of their religious obligations.
High rise buildings, skyscrapers, latest technology yet spiritually bankrupt. The former preserves the dunya the latter destroys the Hereafter.
Islam encourages and has made permissible the pursuit of legitimate endeavors of this world but not at the detriment of our relationship with Allaah.
We might score points and receive accolades today when we speak against Islam and the Muslims (even though those involved might be Muslims too) but who is going to defend us when we stand in front of the Lord of Islam?
Be from the children of the Hereafter and do not be from among the children of this world (whose days and nights are for wealth, power and fame).
May Allaah out of His infinite Mercy safeguard our Eeman, make smooth our legitimate endeavors in this world and reward us with Jannatul Firdaus.