وَلَا تَمُدَّنَّ عَيۡنَيۡكَ إِلَىٰ مَا مَتَّعۡنَا بِهِۦۤ أَزۡوَٲجً۬ا مِّنۡہُمۡ زَهۡرَةَ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا لِنَفۡتِنَہُمۡ فِيهِۚ وَرِزۡقُ رَبِّكَ خَيۡرٌ۬ وَأَبۡقَىٰ
“And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them (polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allaah), the splendour of the life of this world that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting.” (20:131)
The great scholar of this era Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him) mentioned that from the fruits and benefits in believing in the Hereafter is that a person is not saddened by what he misses out from the worldly affairs.
And ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab (may Allaah be pleased with him) saw the messenger of Allaah sleeping upon a mat and the signs of the mat upon his صلى الله عليه وسلم side ‘Umar began to cry, the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
“What makes you cry?”
“I cry, because Kisra (King of Persia) and Qaysar (King of Rome) are living in what they are living in from luxury and you are (living) like this?
He صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Are you not pleased that this worldly life is for them and for us is the Hereafter?”
[Hadeeth in Saheeh Bukharee, taken from the book- ‘Aqeedatu Ahlis-Sunnatee wal-Jamaa’h]