The world is worthless in the sight of Allah yet it belongs to him

Question

Kindly mention the reference for this and the Arabic text:

“The world is worthless to its Lord, and yet it belongs to him. So it’s not right that you value it so much, and it’s not even yours”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this profound statement of Yahya ibn Mu’adh (rahimahullah).

الدنيا لا قدر لها عند ربها وهي له فما ينبغي أن يكون قدرها عندك وليست لك

Yahya ibn Mu’adh (rahimahullah) said: The world has no value in the sight of its Rabb yet it belongs to him. So it is inappropriate that you value it while it is not yours.”

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 10 pg. 57)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar