The true believer sees his stay and activities in this world as a travelling experience while the pretender (Munafiq) sees the world as a place where passion and greed are satisfied and properties acquired and accumulated.
A traveler is satisfied with little of everything until he reaches his final destination and his focus is attaining the goal for which he sets out in the first instance. Every breath we take is a step in this journey of life. Our eating should be moderate, our sleep should be regulated and our passion satisfaction and acquisition of wealth should be strictly be within the limits of the Islamic Sharia. We need to sustain this until we arrive our real home in paradise.
This way only can we be true Muslims and any other way will surely ends in disaster. A saintly ‘alim (rahimahullah) said.
‘we should be alert as to how we spend time, the capital of our lives’. We should prefer sound investment of our limited number of breaths to the goods of this world. We need to be like travelers of virtue and truth, who give up the temporal to embrace the eternal , the endless success, preferring the right path to the path that leads to one’s destruction. The Majestic Qur’an says:
Those who rest not their hope in meeting with us , but are pleased and satisfied with the life of the present, those who heed not our signs; their final abode is the fire (surat Yunus 7-8)