Often times we feel that we don’t belong to this world. Just as something might make us feel happy and that things are going as perfectly as planned, something else might come up to “ruin” our mood. Strangely
enough, that is exactly how you’re supposed to feel. This dunya isn’t supposed to be a place we play around in, we’re created for a specific reason. We are put in this test to reach a goal set by Allah. I sometimes envy those detained unjustly in jail, for they see the world as it really is; a prison. And so they aren’t fooled by it and start working towards what really matters, the Akhirah. Whereas with our “freedom”, we still can’t grasp that meaning. But as days go by, you should start realising that this all makes sense, and that this world with all its pleasures, is just one huge prison cell, thus the more you grasp this feeling, the more you must be sure that you’re ironically doing something right. The more you elevate and work harder for Allah, the more your soul becomes free, free from all the desires that shackle you to this world. Thats when you realise you want to escape. So, once you see this universe as it really is, don’t miss the chance and just let go, with all your strength.. let go fast before it lures you in again into its chains and locks. And always remember that this place isn’t our real home. Therefore, when living in it feels spurious and tough, realise that you belong somewhere greater .. know that you are finally breaking free.
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the unbeliever.”
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الدُّنْيَا سِجْنُ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَجَنَّةُ الْكَافِرِ