A Moment of Pleasure Can Lead to A Lifetime of Sorrow

‘Abdullāh bin Mas’ūd رضي الله عنه stated:

“Perhaps a (short) time of pleasure brings about a longtime sorrow.”

[Az-Zuhd of Ibn Al-Mubārak 1/98]

عن عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه قال

“رُبَّ شهوة ساعةٍ، تُورثُ حُزْنًا طوِيلًا”

[الزهد لابن المبارك (1/ 98)]

The evil pleasures of life are only temporarily enjoyed, however, the punishment of Allāh is severe and unbearable. Therefore, it is from sound intellect that one controls oneself and forebear the inner-struggle when turning away from the evil pleasures to protect oneself from the possibility of experiencing longtime sorrow in this life as well as the next life.