O son, in my posting yesterday on the importance of bay'ah (making a pledge) I mentioned three citizenships: ahlil dunya, ahlil akhira and ahlillah.
Now, here is an advice given by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani for ahlillah (people of the Lord) who need neither this world (dunya) nor the hereafter (akhira).
"O young man! Your interest should not be what you are going to eat and drink, what you will wear, whom you will marry, where you will live and what you will accumulate. All of this is self-interest and ambition. So where is the interest of the heart and the innermost being, which is the quest for the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He)? Your interest is what is important to you, so let your interest be Your Lord and that which is His. This world has a recompense, namely the Creator. Whenever you give up something belonging to this transitory life, He creates its equivalent and better in the life to come.
Reckon that all you have left of your life is today and no more. Make ready for the hereafter. Go to meet the arrival of the angel of death. This world is mere froth to the people of the Lord (ahlillah), while the hereafter is to them a pleasant abode. Then when jealousy comes from Allah, it separates them therefrom, and creation is made equivalent to the hereafter, for they need neither this world nor the hereafter."
O son, I will reiterate that the people of Allah (Ahlillah) while they are here in this dunya or when they move on to akhira, all they need is Allah and all they witness is Allah. Shaykh ad-Darqawi had also insisted that all we need is Allah. Now if you do not believe him and if you do not heed Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani's advice for ahlillah, I shall assume that you have, out of ignorance, chosen the second class citizenships. May Allah saves us from ignorance and delivers us to the sacred gatherings of ahlillah under the banner of Rasulullah s.a.w. Ameen Allahumma ameen.
Related Lisan al-Din posting: "All men need only one thing" - Shaykh ad-Darqawi.
Reference: 'The Sublime Revelation'