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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.

What do you think? Share your reflections down below!