From Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (saw) said: “The life of this world is cursed, that is in it is cursed except the things by which one seeks the Face Allah. “
(Reported by Tabarani and authenticated by Sheikh Albani in Sahih Targheeb 9)
The meaning of this hadith and the life of this world and what is in it because they are cursed away from Allah except the things by which we search for the Face of Allah because these things are the purpose of life here below.
(Jami ‘Al Ulum Wal Hikam of Imam Ibn Rajab vol 2 p 199)