What does the Quran say about desires?
That was a question I recently discussed with my youth group, and I wanted to share the verse with you all about temptations and desires:
“Beautified for people is the love of that which they desire – of women and children, heaped-up sums of gold and silver, fine branded horses, and cattle and tilled land. That is the enjoyment of worldly life, but Allah has with Him the best return.” [3:14]
Think about these:
- women (relationships)
- children (lineage, legacy, retirement)
- gold and silver (now dollars and bitcoin)
- fine horses (ferraris)
- cattle (stocks and investments)
- tilled land (real estate and property)
That’s pretty much all our desires, isn’t it? And yes they are the enjoyments of this life, it’s not necessarily in a negative light here.
Then Allah reminds us that it will all end one day and we will return to Him.