One day of the many days, there was a man traveling on a trip with his Wife and Kids
And on the way he met someone standing in the roadway, so he asked him: “Who are you?”
He said: “I am the money.”
So the man asked his wife and kids: “Should we ask him to ride with us?”
They said together: “Yes of course because with the money it can help us if we wanted to do anything and if we wanted to get anything we desired, so they took the Money to ride with them.”
And the vehicle continued its way until the man met someone else on the road.
So the Father asked: “Who are you?”
He said: “I am the high position and power.”
So the father asked his wife and kids: “Should we ask him to ride with us?”
So they all answered together in one voice: “Yes of course because with the high position and power we have the ability to do anything we want and own anything we desired.”
So they took the high position and power with them, and the vehicle continued to finish its trip.
And likewise he met in the same manner many people which give the pleasures and desires of this life, UNTIL…
They met one person on the way…
The Father asks him: “Who are you?”
He said: “I am the Deen (Islam).”
So the father, wife, and kids said all together in one voice: “No no this isn’t the time, we desire the pleasures of this life, and the Deen will prevent us and ban us from these things and it will take control over us, and we will be worn-out from being loyal to it and its learning. And the Halal and the Haram, and this thing prayer and that thing hijab, and this fasting, and, it will be a burden upon us!!! But what is certain is that we will definitely return for you to pick you up but only after we enjoy this life and everything in it.”
So sadly they left him behind and the vehicle continued its trip.
And out of no where something appeared in the middle of the road, it was a check point in the road and it had a sign saying STOP!!!
And they found a man gesturing for the father to get out of the vehicle.
So the man said to the father: “The trip has ended as far as you are concerned!!!! And it is upon you to get out and come with me.”
The father was shocked with fear and didn’t say a word.
So the man said to him: “I am searching for the DEEN Islam, Is he with you? “
He answered: “No I left him not too far back. So if you can let me go back, I can get him for you.”
The man said: “Returning is impossible you do not have the ability to go back, your trip has ended and there is no going back now!!!”
The Father said: “But I have The Money, The high position and power, My Wife, My Kids, etc.”
The man said to him: “They will not benefit you nor will they protect you in front of Allah. Not one bit! And you will leave all of this, and not one of them will help you Except for The Deen e Islam you know? The one which YOU left back in the road.”
So the father asked: “And who are you exactly?”
The man said “I AM DEATH. The one which you were needless of and didn’t take into account in your trip!!”
The father looked at his vehicle and found his wife taking control of it and continuing the trip with all of its passengers but him, and none of them stayed with him, and none of them helped him in any way.
Allah Thee Almighty says:
قُلۡ إِن كَانَ ءَابَآؤُكُمۡ وَأَبۡنَآؤُڪُمۡ وَإِخۡوَٲنُكُمۡ وَأَزۡوَٲجُكُمۡ وَعَشِيرَتُكُمۡ وَأَمۡوَٲلٌ ٱقۡتَرَفۡتُمُوهَا وَتِجَـٰرَةٌ۬ تَخۡشَوۡنَ كَسَادَهَا وَمَسَـٰكِنُ تَرۡضَوۡنَهَآ أَحَبَّ إِلَيۡڪُم مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ وَجِهَادٍ۬ فِى سَبِيلِهِۦ فَتَرَبَّصُواْ حَتَّىٰ يَأۡتِىَ ٱللَّهُ بِأَمۡرِهِۦۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يَہۡدِى ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلۡفَـٰسِقِينَ (٢٤)
“Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight – are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious.” (Surah Tawbah 9:24)