"My soul that owns things is itself departing, then why should I cry when something leaves me."
The whole world, with all its gold, silver, positions, and mansions does not deserve even a teardrop. ln a hadith related by Tirmidhi, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him) said:
"The world is cursed, and what is in it is cursed, except the remembrance of Allah, that which follows it (i.e. other good deeds that Allah loves), the scholar, and the student."
An Arab poet said:
"Wealth and family are only a loan, And the day must come when the loan is returned."
All of the wealth in the world cannot postpone death when its appointed time comes.
(And this life of the world is only amusement and play!) (Qur'an 29: 64)
Hasan al-Basri said, "Do not seek any remuneration other than Paradise, especially since the value of a believer's soul is so expensive." Yet some people sell theirs for a base value. Those who mourn over bankruptcy and destruction of house or car, and do not grieve over a low-level of faith and over their sins will soon come to realize the absurdity of their outlook on life. And the realization thereof] teemed with regret, will be augmented for an individual according to the degree of his particular delusions. lt is an issue that strikes deep because it is one of values, morals, and priorities.
(Verily! These [disbelievers] love the present life of this world, and put behind them a heavy Day [that will be hard].) (Qur'an 76: 27)