Lesson Forty Eight: Most valuable heritage of Arab
The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
أَصْدَقُ كَلِمَة قالَتْها الْعَرَبُ كَلِمَةُ لُبَيْد: ألا كُلُّ شَىء ما خَلاَ اللّه باطِلُ، وَ كُلُّ نَعِيْم لا مَحَالَةَ زائلُ
The most accurate and eloquent phrase that an Arab has stated is the speech of Lobaid (famous poet) where he says: be aware anything other than God is false and any grace would be finally lost.1
Awareness of the eventual destruction of wealth and positions and end of graces admonishes man to observe truth and justice in gaining them and to be moderate in consuming them.
Eternity and everlasting are terms that can only be applied to God’s majestic stature, just as indestructibility and morality are attributable only to His pure essence.
One should remember this reality in every phase of material life and keep away from arrogance.
- 1. Mesbahol Sharia, page 45, Bihar Al-Anwar, vol 67, page 294