Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

O friends, do not be concerned about the progress and advancements that the world is making. Real progress will only be acquired through following Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The illustrious Sahaabah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) were blessed with such divine assistance and power that they entered the courts of the kings while their swords were dragging on the ground, cutting the royal carpets. The clear message they gave the kings and superpowers of the world through their actions was that there is no place in our hearts for the wealth you possess. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned: This was the condition of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), whereas our present condition is totally opposite. The love of the world has entered our hearts to such an extent that we do not have a place for anything else besides the material of this world. It is on account of this that we have brought disgrace to ourselves. Remove the love of the world from your hearts and thereafter see for yourselves what honour Allah Ta‘ala will bless you with. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/138)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za