Answered by Faraz Rabbani
Source: SunniPath Answers (http://qa.sunnipath.com)

The Qur’an tells us that the believer’s goal is seeking the good in
this life and the next.
This is encapsulated in the Qur’anic
supplication,

“Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the
Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the doom of Fire.? [Qur’an,
2.201]

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) told us,
“Be in this world as a stranger or wayfarer.? [Bukhari, Tirmidhi, Ibn
Maja, and Ahmad]

The wayfarer or stranger do not avoid comfort, enjoyment, or
interests related to their journey or place of sojourn. However, they
realize that their destination is more important than their fleeting
journey or sojourn. Thus, they prioritize. They realize that this
worldly life is a means to the next life. We seek the good in it, as a
means to the good in the next life, not as an end in itself. [read more]

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