مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاء كَمَثَلِ الْعَنكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
“The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.”
[Al Qur’an-Surah Ankabut: 41]
As the summer sets in, lawn hits the market, with lawn exhibitions being the most recent trend. It seems everyone in Pakistan has come up with their own label and started their own textile mill!
These days many lawn exhibitions are taking place. The city is flooded with billboards inviting us to them, and the exhibitions looks so inviting! I am tempted to go to each one just to see. “My intention is not to buy,” I tell myself. But I would like to just see the designs and the clothes.
I realize instantly, this is a trap! It will lead me nowhere. I will end up spending money and doing israaf (extravagance). I will waste time. I will push and shove into the craziness of the cycle, exactly what Shaitan wants me to do to be lured into the web.
So Alhamdulillah, usually for the most part, I am aware of what is going on around me. When my nafs (soul) wants to answer the call of the Shaitan, I tell it to “shhh” down and stay focused!
I will not let myself get tangled in this web of the duniya (world). I do not want to be the one frantically trying to brush the cobweb off my clothes and to no avail.