|Allaah Kareem says in the Holy Quraan-Speech translation|
Hazrat Maulana Shafee Okarvi [Rahmatul Laahi Alaieh]
Eight Attachments And Possessions
Allaah Almighty has spoken about eight attachments and possessions:
Children, sons and daughters
Brothers, which includes sisters
Associates i.e. relatives and friends
Commerce and Business
Allaah Kareem says if these eight attachments and possessions, or any one of them becomes dearer to you than Allaah Taa'alaa and His Holy Messenger, Prophet Muhammad [Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam] then you are worthy of punishment from Allaah Kareem so await the punishment. You will be counted amongst the transgressors and Allaah Kareem will not guide you.
On the other hand, if Allaah Kareem, the Holy Prophet [Peace e upon him] and striving (jihaad) in the cause of Allaah Kareem are dearer to you than all these eight things then you are a true believer (mumin) who is worthy of Allaah Kareem's mercy and gifts.