A Warning Against Only Seeking The Dunyā on Laylatul Qadr
Al-‘Allāmah Ibn Bādīs رحمه الله said: “The intent for Laylatul Qadr should be for the Dīn (Religion); not the Dunyā (Worldly Life). Many of the laypeople hope that they would know when Laylatul Qadr is, so that they might seek the Dunyā with it. Therefore, whoever has had this inclination, them [he should] repent to Allāh from falling into this evil danger. Indeed, Allāh said in His Noble Book, “Whoever desires the harvest of the Hereafter – We increase for him in his harvest. And whoever desires the harvest of this world – We give him thereof, but there is not for him in the Hereafter any share.” • [42:20]
We do not denounce the one who seeks the Dunyā through the means that Allāh Ta’āla has made for it. Rather, we denounce the one whose concern is for the Dunyā, excluding the Ākhirah (afterlife); such that he eagerly awaits Laylatul Qadr in order to seek the Dunyā from it, while neglecting the Ākhirah.
● [آثار ابن باديس ٣٣٩/٢]