A person travelling through a desert, doesn't carry much nor stops for long in its blazing heat, because he's focused on escaping and reaching his oasis as soon as possible.
similarly, that's how our stay in dunya should be, brief and just passing through, as the mirage of dunya will try to deceive us continuously.
in our long and hard journey, dunya calls out to us with its illusions of enjoyment and comforts so we stay with it a little longer. it deviates us from our path to paradise and often makes us standstill in our journey.
a journey that was of fast footsteps on burning sand, soon becomes stagnant and drowning in quicksand, but we're too entertained by the pleasures of dunya to realize that we're actually sinking.
the life of this world is a desert; unpleasant, barren and filled with mirages, calling out to the tired and young travellers and trapping them in its hourglass, drowning them in its sands of time so they never leave... .
allah swt reminds us again and again that this life is nothing but an illusion and a distraction whereas it is the next life that is far better and everlasting!
don't let the meaningless things of this life bury us in this dunya. remember, we're all passing through and the sooner we desert this life, the faster we travel through it.
don't get trapped by the illusions this life tailors specially for us, snap out of them and keep moving towards our jannah in sha allah!
o allah, free us from the deceptions of dunya and let us focus out efforts in attaining jannah.