But as for he who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I had not been given my record
And had not known what is my account.
I wish my death had been the decisive one.
My wealth has not availed me.
Gone from me is my authority.” [Al Haaqah:25-29]
Wealth, children, houses, power, authority, businesses- what do all of these have in common? These are all things that will be lost from a person on the Day of Judgment when the only thing one will have is his deeds. It is up to us whether we use these things for Allah (swt) or not. It would be the greatest loss to have worked hard with all these things and then have these things be the cause of your loss. Nothing will avail us that day so what is it that we will take forward?